Thank You to this team of writers – to those who set this up, to those who wrote and commented for a few days or for 31 days. It makes a difference for each of us who are writers and for students learning to write!
I began writing with the Challenge six years ago! Wow – six year of writing for 31 days in a row is a big deal to me. Writing is something I dreamed about as a kid and stayed as far away as possible. The act of writing was scary, frustrating and something I thought was out of my reach. The ideas were never the issue but the act of organizing my thoughts, putting words to paper – spelling, editing and flow seemed to be beyond the skills of a learning disabled kid.
When I was little there was not help and no one used the words disability or dyslexic. It was just thought you weren’t very smart. Over time I learned that was not true and grew up to help student learn that was not a true statement – they are smart but they learn in different way.
So writing is something I came to later in life and the idea of writing and sharing my words in a public way was frightening. Yet here I am 6 years later still writing, still sharing and loving every minute of it.
Over the years I have learned:
2012 – I needed a map and at first I needed to write by hand – good old paper and pencil
2013 – reading others writing helps a great deal – we learn from others
2014 – writing gets easier the more you write, feed back is important
2015 – writing is hard work and a community can make all the difference
2016 – this writing platform helps me to keep my writing habit going – meeting, greeting, sharing is the best – writing habits need to be reinforced from time to time
2017 – I love to write! Developing writing habits takes time – I have learn to stick with it!
Thanks to everyone for writing and commenting!
I look forward to meeting up on Tuesdays Slice of Life!