I wasn't going to do it. I'm plenty busy. In fact, I'm trying to not be so busy. I've got lots of different writing going on...participating in #clmooc and DigitLit Sundays and I do my best to do Slice of Life and Celebration Saturdays. I am part of an online teacher writing group hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Oh, and I'm doing the Teacher ThingLink challenge. I'm doing plenty.
Then I started reading others' posts about joining in. Links to Kate Messner's blog pop up on Twitter and Facebook. I'd check them out, but then tell myself that I didn't need to add anything else to my plate.
I went back and forth for a week...
"Oh, this would be fun!"
"No, no more writing groups."
Deep down, I knew that I wasn't going to be able to stay away.
I read Jen Vincent's post last night and felt myself waver. I read Kate's post this morning and I was convinced. I wanted to be part of Teachers Write. So right then and there, I clicked, "Join."
You see, I find a lot of joy in writing. And I'm having a blast with all the different kinds of writing I'm doing this summer. Much of the writing I do is about my practice: all nonfiction. I don't do much writing just for myself and I decided that I wanted to stretch myself just a bit more. Kate's mini lesson seemed doable and just the kind of writing I want to do more of. I know that I'll be able to take what I learn back
Check it out. It's not too late to join, as you can see from the warm reception I got from the Facebook group this morning. :)