Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Slice of Life: Sorting through what to write

Every Tuesday, the writing community of Two Writing Teachers hosts Slice of Life. All are welcome to participate by linking up posts or commenting on other participants. 

I'm sitting here at my friend's lake house listening to my husband, Jen, and Bill make breakfast downstairs. I've been debating what to write. I find that the more I have to write, the harder it is to get started. In the last week, I have:
  • adjusted to three of my four daughters being away at college... (it's VERY quiet at home!!)
  • moved my office at school... (so much to throw away!)
  • participated in a google hangout with fellow MFA (in creative writing) students... (a complete honor to be asked to join these people!)
  • run a young writers' group at the local library... (these six students are unbelievable!)
  • received my mentor's feedback letter and comments on 75 pages of my novel in progress... (so much to digest!)
  • and a whole lot of other things...
Maybe the best focus is right here and right now, where Jen is interrupting my writing life with breakfast served on a tray--how lucky am I?!?! I'm taking this tray and heading downstairs to the chatter and warmth of their house in front of a misty lake. 

Happy writing!


  1. Love it!
    The "here and now"
    Akin to "Just write"
    And I was wondering about your girls . . . 3 in college! <3

  2. Life is so full of opportunities. We just need to experience what's "right here and right now," reflect, and appreciate. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Sometimes focusing on the here and now is so much better. It gives us more control and allows us to stay present.

  4. Here and now -- wise advice in many aspects of life. Once again our posts are somewhat similar... I have missed slicing. Happy to be back at it!!

  5. How did you get three in college? Time flies! Enjoy the quiet.

  6. "I find that the more I have to write, the harder it is to get started." Agree. I find myself w/ a plethora of writing ideas, and if I don't write them down immediately, I lose them.

  7. Glad you are finding some time to enjoy the here and now in the midst of all your busy! Whoosh- 3 in college- quite an adventure!