#SOL17 Day 1: Just Write
"Everyone lies about writing. They lie about how easy it is or how hard it is. The truth is, writing is this; hard and boring and occasionally great but usually not."
-Amy Poehler, Yes Please
My friend, Deb, returned, "It's not a story; it's a slice."
"That's it; just write," Deb countered after advising I get my big girl panties on and get busy.
You see, after five years of participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge, I've learned that this challenge helps me to get back into the habit of writing. I've learned that you find a lot more to write about when you intentionally look AND make yourself put your fingers to the keyboard each day. I've learned there is something about a community that pushes you forward during the tough parts. I've learned these great lessons, but I also know how truly hard it can be. I know the time it takes to not only do your own writing but to also visit the blogs of other writers (and visiting other blogs is the best part).
As I enter year six, I fully understand the challenge that is ahead. I want to say no, but I know that I have to do this. So, here we go. Please know that if you follow the journey there may be a few nearly polished pieces but, for the most part, you will find some raw writing. Time will tell where the journey will lead.
Thanks to everyone at Two Writing Teachers for pushing me to dig a little deeper and find the stories that slip through my fingers each and every day.
For the sixth year, I will be joining the Slice of Life Challenge with the community of Two Writing Teachers. I will be trying to put my fingers to the keyboard every day for the 31 days of March. Stop by today's link up at Two Writing Teachers to read other posts.