Monday, June 4, 2012
So - a new writing experience begins. Having completed the Slice of Life March Challenge successfully, I am eager to continue my growth as a new writer. Teachers Write sounds just perfect. Summer is here - finally - so I have time on my hands. My kids are older now and more independent. Making time for this should - SHOULD - be easy. But I know better. Things will get in the way. Motivation will ebb and flow. Nevertheless, I will try my best. I am not a morning person. I love sleeping in. I am much more alert and creative late afternoons or evenings. So that is likely when I will write. After my husband goes to work in the afternoon and before dinner - maybe after. As to where - probably on my front porch, weather permitting. It gets the afternoon sun and is comfortable. I refuse to make a commitment as to how long I will write each day. I am a rule follower and I am learning as I age that this is not always necessary and quite liberating to be more spontaneous. Since I am not working on a novel or story - since I usually write based on a whim or a single thought or a momentary event - I will likely write only around 15 minutes a day to start. Maybe more, often less. I am just happy to be writing something! I finally shared the fact that I had a blog with my parents last April after the SOLC was over - but have not shared with anyone else. I have no current desire to. I am content at present to share with my fellow writers online. I know it is important to let others know that this time is sacred and for me and important. But I am not ready to share this process. Not yet. I look forward to meeting, reading, commenting with many of you this summer. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.