The Tuesday Slice of Life is hosted by Two Writing Teachers, Stacey and Ruth every single Tuesday. During March, they host a daily writing challenge. I have been thinking about participating in the weekly Slice of Life for almost a year now since our blog is about to have its first birthday. While it might be easier to start as a once a week slicer, I am going to do my best to keep up with the daily writing challenge throughout the month of March and I am grateful to Stacey and Ruth for their invitations and encouragement to join these writers. I am also grateful to the support team. I have never met LeAnn Carpenter, who is the concierge for my section of the alphabet; I have not met LeAnn before, but she has already sent me a welcoming email! (I can do this!)
My husband and daughters shook their heads at me when I told them that I am committing to a daily writing post for the month of March. When I tried to talk any of them into joining me, they shook their heads harder. All yours, Mom. So, why am I doing this challenge?
- I miss writing creatively. I have been doing a lot of writing but the information oriented genre has not been scratching my narrative itch. I will work hard to have my months of slices lean more toward the narrative genre.
- I learn about myself when I write. I remember events that I thought I had forgotten and I think about events more deeply than when they just happen.
- I study people in my world more when I am writing. I ask questions and notice more. Even though I feel like I am living in different worlds because I think about my narratives, I feel more present and aware of the world and the people around me. I listen and observe more carefully because I want to remember and re-create.
Over the summer, I read Stephen Kings' book, On Writing, and I wrote every day. Then, the school year began and I abandoned my struggling character. I'm not planning on returning to Katy and her issues until the summer, but I am looking forward to exploring other territories for creative writing during the next month. So on to March 1st.