Friday, March 1, 2019

{solsc} 1/31 I Am Not Writing This Year

I am not writing this year.

I haven't really written in months and it's been freeing. No worrying about filling in my notebook. No feeling guilty about not blogging or checking in with Teach Write.

And, I had decided not to write in the challenge this year, even though I've been participating since 2011. I deleted the emails. Ignored the call for Welcome Wagon. Avoided the Two Writing Teachers website.

Nope. I'm not going to do it.

We're leaving for Hawaii in 12 days.
I just won't have time.

                                                     And then I turned the calendar page.

Before I knew it, I was reading my March 1st slices. And then the March 31st slices. And then random slices. I began thinking about how I would write this post about not writing this March.

And I'm writing.

Tonight I will set up blog posts templates. I'll download the Blogger app onto my iPad. I'll make a plan.

I'm still not sure about writing in Hawaii. Maybe I won't. Maybe I'll just write until the 12th and then quit.

I just don't know.

But I'm here today. And I'm writing.


  1. Yay! There are just some things that just don't feel right if you don't do. I think this challenge is one of them! Hopefully you continue to write from Hawaii!

    1. I just didn't know how to start March without writing!

  2. Glad to hear your voice today. I can understand the doubts about blogging in Hawaii. However long you decide to keep writing, we’ll be glad to read!

  3. Congratulations on taking the plunge and jumping back into the challenge!

  4. First I'm glad you were compelled to write! Also, I look forward to visiting Hawaii through your eyes,,,,!

  5. Hi, Deb. I think many of us had those questions lurking in the back of our minds: To write or not to write. Glad you joined in tonight. Have a wonderful time in Hawaii.

  6. 12 days in Hawaii!?!? ENJOY!
    P.S. Maybe you can caption some pictures from your trip like a travelogue?

  7. You do what you can do! Hawaii sounds amazing, and I'm sure when you get there you'll know whether to write or just soak in the experience! Glad to see your writing tonight though, for however long you are here.

  8. You can do it, even in Hawaii. Two years ago I spent two weeks in Ecuador during March and I'm so glad I sliced about it each day. It's a wonderful record of the little things during the trip. Enjoy Hawaii (I lived there for a couple years). Here's to 30 days of writing!

  9. I’m not writing either, Deb, except for the first 17 days of March. We’re leaving for China March 17. I may not have internet access while there.

    I bet you’ll want to share the sights in Hawaii.

  10. How exciting that you are here today. Writing. I hope you are going to have fun blogging again.

  11. Ha! I am pretty sure this is the exact same thing that would happen to me if I decided not to write--I'd somehow still end up writing! Maybe you can do photo slices after the 12th. In any case, glad you are here!

  12. I'm really glad you are writing! I love having your voice in this community!


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