Where to now?

Year three. Day thirty-two. (I also posted on Tuesday, February 28th.) I knew I’d hit the inevitable wall, writer’s block is real. It’s ugly. It’s really ugly. But I got past it. So where do I go now?

I’ll take a little break (at least until Tuesday) and go back and read more posts. I remind myself it’s okay to return to past posts and comment. They’re new to me if I haven’t read them. There’s so much good writing out there.

I have some posts saved as mentor texts, suggestions for writing structures, techniques people used, stories that stayed with me. I make a plan, more of a mental note, to stretch myself during National Poetry month. There’s more than just free-verse, but I like to take the easy way out. I found one I’m eager to try and many more I’ve never encountered. It’s time I play a little harder.

Do I join a writer’s group? Create my own? Might as well give it a try. I’m a bit nervous about that since I was a member of a book club years ago, The Book Club With No Name. If that’s any indication of how that turned out, my hesitation is warranted.

Year three, you’ve been good to me. Thank you to everyone here, TWT for creating this amazing space, and to Chris Margocs of Horizon 51, who brought me along for my first ride three years ago.

I stocked my Writing Pantry with mini-bottles of bubbly. They’ve been chilling in the fridge. Summer’s flirting around here, so off I go, a toast to many more Slices!

Friday, March 31, 2023

10 thoughts on “Where to now?

  1. Like you, I find there’s much to explore even after the challenge ends. Do you teach with Chris? I’ve always been envious of folks who slice with real life friends.
    Did you see the calendar-chart of choices for National Poetry Month writing created by Margaret at Reflections on the Teche? It provides choices and you can print it out. I love your decision to play a little harder. Thanks for the comments this month.


    1. Thanks for the info, Ramona. I will certainly take a look at the calendar. Chris and I are both school librarians in our district. I’d read posts she shared on social media and asked about it one day. The rest is history. I plan to continue posting on most Tuesdays.


  2. I always enjoy reading your slices whenever I find them. Usually you give plenty of food for thought. I remember you from the zoom meeting last year hosted by Lainie. I still have the photo she took somewhere…and your explanations from earlier this month on stickers etc!


    1. Thanks, Celia. I also have my photo. I need to get it printed and put it in my writing space for inspiration on those days when it’s hard to find a slice.


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