Many of you writing friends from afar will be writing this month of March, about writing. I however am not a writing teacher any longer. I am a science teacher who loves and cares about writing. So I am going to permit myself two posts this month to be about writing- this first, and most likely my last, on March 31. This first one is going to be a few thoughts on my hopes and goals for this Slice of Life writing challenge, my second year of participation.
I know I will write some about family, pets, and students. They are in my thoughts and sights each day. But I also want to write about the natural world, and what I gain from being alert to its changes.
I know I will write memoir, prose, my default. But I also want to write poetry, lists, recipes, maybe a short script, a song, maybe something that breaks rules, maybe something like a sonnet that follows rules.
I want to write to make you- my patient readers-laugh. I also want to make you tear up.
I want to be less of a bossypants know-it-all writer and more of an explorer, tentative, scared yet bold writer.
Because I want to grow. And because I trust you.
So thank you, and here goes.