I really have a problem with writing sometimes. I sit down with nothing to write, so I try to just pick a moment and write about it. Somehow I end up going on and on (and on and on…) and never really get to the point.
I just got home and was thinking about what I was doing to write about. I even thought to myself how wonderful it is that this is the SLICE of life challenge- it doesn’t have to be a lot- in fact, it shouldn’t be! So I sat down and wrote paragraph after paragraph, and then realized I still hadn’t gotten to the point I was going to write about. I somehow felt an odd combination of myself as a teacher and a student that comes up to me saying, “Look- I have 10 pages and I’m not even done yet!” I was thinking, “Wow! I just wrote a lot!” at the same time as, “No one wants to read through all this. All those words saying nothing!”
At least now I am experiencing firsthand why quantity of writing is so important. There are some posts I have saved as drafts, but I know that within them are several smaller, actual things I can write about and share later.
I’m starting to feel a teensy bit like a real writer!