Writing is hard-Slice 3/31
Oh #Slice2013, you are already kicking my butt and we are only three days in. Writing has never come easy for me. I tend to write exactly the way I talk which makes my style extremely causal. I can never get my thoughts to come across in a way that my reader understands exactly what I'm thinking. I took on this challenge because it is exactly that...a challenge. Writing publicly everyday pushes me, my writing and my thinking to the point of exhaustion.
This gets me thinking about my students and their writing. How many of them sit staring blankly in front of the page thinking "What in the world am I going to talk about today?" or "I don't know how to write exactly what I'm thinking.". This challenge helps me reflect on what it is to be a writer and strengthens me as a teacher of writing. I want my students to know that I struggle with writing too and that it's okay to talk about your struggles and successes.
So here goes...day 3 of Slice and I'm already struggling...