I hit the snooze AGAIN!
Wait, was that the second or third time?
Arghhhh! I don’t have a topic. I must get up!
But I don’t want to leave my warm comfortable bed!
Grudgingly, up, moving slowly, thinking, thinking, “WHAT?”
Check the front sidewalk. Bit of snow with something underneath.
Oh, great! ICE! Not nice!
Weather on. . . Road report. Road map shows black. What does black mean?
Typical winter roads – green or pink, what is black?
Oh, it’s too early!
Read Dana’s call to slice. No quote to help. Dang 13 slices already connected.
OMG . . . topic-less on a Tuesday! Not a good start to the day.
Listen to sports recap from last night on the news. ISU beat Kansas. Hawkeyes up to # 3. Did I see that right?
School closings beginning to scroll across the bottom – Hmm. . . How bad is the weather?
How much time do I have?
Dog out. Less than a minute, barking. Dog in.
Coffee done. Poured.
What am I going to write?
Where do ideas for writing come from?
Yesterday I shared some possibilities for sources of ideas for writing.
Map of home – Penny Kittle
That anchor chart of “We can write about . . .” in our classroom.
But what am I going to write about today?
Weather again, first state fair act (how to buy tickets)Dierks Bentley, town hall winner (CNN comments), ESPN comments, . . .
Oh, yeah, and what/where is this year’s RAGRAI route?
FOCUS – REMEMBER, That was last year’s #OLW!
(Stern self talk!)
Where do ideas come from?
Today, it was total stream of consciousness!
What do I do when I am stuck and it’s time to write!
What do I write?
I try not to correct.
I try not to delete.
Gently, without any self-criticism,
What do you do when it’s time to write and you are stuck?
How do you share your “getting unstuck” ideas?
Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.