Thursday, March 29, 2012

Reflections on the slice of life challenge...

Wow! 29 days in a row of writing. And not just school writing. Writing for me. I'm sort of surprised by myself and have been reflecting a little on the slice of life challenge. And here's what I think:

  • revisions are like exercise (at least for me)--kind of miserable in the middle of it, but feels so good when you're done
  • having an actual "deadline" seems to be the only way I make time for writing (what to do when the challenge is over?!)
  • slicing every day really builds the writing muscles--it's easier to keep it up and come up with ideas
  • some days are better than others
  • I'm a sucker for comments (thanks to all of you who have commented!)
  • I clearly need more time to write well--the posts I liked the best were when I was on break and was able to take a while to write and come back to it later
  • having a writing community is a nourishing thing--it has been amazing to read so many different slices and get a glimpse into others' lives and be inspired by their writing

I'm so glad that I am doing this! Only 2 days to go--we're almost there!

1 comment:

  1. Kat, I like your reflections. I can't believe we've done 29 days of writing already. I hadn't thought about the deadline part, but I think that is what has made the difference for me. I have been building my writing muscles, and I think I've become a better writing teacher, or a least a more reflective one. Thanks for sharing.