Well, here it is, March 31st. I’ll admit, that there were days when I’d glance at the calendar and despair – so many more days, what am I going to say? what do I have to write about? will I make it? Of course, I knew that there were many slicers who felt the exact same way as I did, and yet, when I logged on to Two Writing Teachers, there they were. And that was motivation enough to get going on a post, to write.
So, here it is, March 31st. I’ll also admit that there is a part of me that will miss this daily connection with so many writers. We come from all over the place, and most of us have not had the chance to meet face to face, and yet I feel such a bond with all of those whose blogs I have read every day. Writing gives us so many pathways to learning about each other, and supporting in each other. I’ve been so moved to tears so many times by the open honesty of some slices, and have laughed out loud at the hilarity in others. I’ve learned about hobbies and children, pets and dear friends, new books to read and places to travel.
Our community of writers enriches my life.
We, at Two Writing Teachers, believe that we must practice what we teach. Writing is hard work, but it thrives when practiced and nourished. It is easier to practice when one is a part of a community like this. When all of us, no matter how busy and distracted and pulled a hundred different ways by work and family commitments, take the time to read and comment on each others’ efforts, and support each others’ commitment to grow our writing craft. We benefit, and our students benefit.
And here it is, March 31st. The last slice of the March Challenge. Here’s to all of us!