Fittingly, at the Free Technology for Teachers site yesterday, Richard Byrne shared ways to generate blog topics. One of his thoughts was, "Update old posts," and that led me to reread how I started this month-long Slice of Life Story Challenge.
I'm glad I believed in myself and took the over.
Now, on the 31st, I feel like I just went through the opposite of a cleanse. (Is there a word for that?) I feel, I don't know, disheveled, writing ideas littered all around me. I've noticed I now spend moments during my day asking, "What can I write about?" That's a new sensation, one I'd like to hang onto. What I wonder is: Can I ease off the relentless daily throttle, yet still maintain a semblance of writing routine? Weekly slices, perhaps? Or do I need to go cold writing turkey until March 2017, simply in order to refill my topic tank before next year's challenge? I expect I'll need to write my way to those answers.
For now, warm thank yous to the Two Writing Teachers blog, its supportive slicing community, to all who took time to read and write back, and especially to Kathleen Sokolowski who goaded me into this, then cheered each step I took to work my way out.