We are about half way through the writing challenge and I can feel the energy building. I am not sure why this happens but it does. I noticed it last year although it was a little farther into the month.
The happening is the Writing Energy. The more I work to get a post done each day the more I want to write. The ideas are easier to find. There are small moments each day that I notice and think there I can write about that or wow that is a great comment that is worth writing about. I see ideas in the other people posts that I read and in the blogs I read that are not connected to our great community.
I have a student garden blog (Garden Learning: Learning in a Wild Garden) that has been in hibernation this winter and now I am itching to wake it up and get writing again.
My students although not as excited as I am are also showing the writing bug. They were worried yesterday as our day was filling up with science lessons and review for testing that they would not get their SOL writing in. A few of my fourth graders came hurring back to class to get their writing notebooks for the weekend.
I have felt this same feeling when walking. The more I walk the more I want to walk. The more you exercise the better you feel the more you want to exercise.
Writing is just another form of exercise. It is moving the brain muscle. The brain likes to think and to move. So writing on dear friends!