Slice of Life is a weekly event hosted by Two Writing Teachers.
I've known about this meme since before I started blogging. In fact, when I first thought about blogging, I thought about trying this out on a weekly basis. But I quickly talked myself out of it. Why? Because I hate writing. I have such a hard time coming up with the words I want to say. And if I want to sound professional, forget it. It takes me forever to write and I usually need someone to look it over and make it sound... well, better.
I didn't always feel this way about writing. When I was younger, I loved coming up with my own stories. Sometimes they were "memoirs", sometimes stories I had made up. I'm not sure when the switch happened. My next writing memory is writing reports for school. I would write them up and then beg my dad to fix my writing. He would make everything sound so good. I don't know how my teachers didn't know my dad was helping me! (looking back, they probably did...)
Flash forward to now. In a moment like this, where I can ramble, I can write. But ask me to write a report that the school board or parents are going to review, it's major language block. Not writer's block. I know what I want to say, I just can't find the words.
So, I'll try this out. Maybe with a little more consistent practice, I'll be able to find words, at least a little quicker. That's what we always tell kids. I may not always have anything to write, so I'm not committing to this weekly. But I'm going to try and see what happens. Any good writing suggestions??? Please leave any ideas in the comments!