Dear Two Writing Teachers,
Just a short time before the Slicing Story Challenge started, I started posting slices on Tuesdays. I found a welcoming community that pushed me to push myself. Then, the challenge came and I debated and talked myself into it and out of it, only to put myself into it because I would be disappointed in myself if I didn’t.
I dove in with my own writing rules and developed new ones along the way. I wrote each day, living wide awake, so I would have something to write about. I wrote about the life I am living and the moments inside of that. I haven’t written this much since I was part of my local writing project. I also shared my writing.
I’m happy to say that I have grown. I can find a spin on moments in my life that can truly make them a slice. I appreciate reading other people’s slices and often borrow ideas for my own writing (thank you fellow slicers). I grew my writing process because there isn’t time for several drafts in daily slicing. I accepted that my writing doesn’t have to be perfect. I accepted that sometimes it is. I made time each day to write.
As I leave this month, I want to say thank you for the opportunity. Too often I say I will write, and then I don’t. Or I write what I must for school and spend little time writing for myself. This month, though, I wrote for myself because you asked it and because my fellow slicers encouraged it. I now truly feel part of a community of writers with whom I will continue to write with.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers. I look forward to your blog posts, slices, and comments. Thank you for creating a space for other writing teachers.