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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It Comes to You


I was talking with a colleague today about SOLSC. We were talking about how it is exciting, how to prepare, how you can't really prepare, that it is scary but then it isn't and it is hands down an amazing experience.
I was thinking back to my first SOLSC. What I remember is finding my stories. I remember not having any idea what I was going to write about most days but the stories just came to me. This got easier as the month went on because the stories appeared. I noticed more. I took things in and breathed them deeper.

You start to see a story in everything you do, everywhere you go and everyone you meet.

I have been nervous about this time around. I think because I have been writing so much more I am afraid my writing well might dry up. I was reassured today by a friend that those stories will come to me, the way they always have.

12 comments:

  1. I KNOW what you mean! Will there be a story to tell? There always is! But you do have those doubts!

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  2. Everyone says the stories will come...they will come. I am counting on it!

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  3. You are exactly right, Beth - the SOLSC just makes you so much more aware of everything around you, because you never know where a story might be hiding!

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  4. This is the universal worry, but I have to have faith something will be worthy of writing.

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  5. This is going to be my first SOLSC! Thanks for sharing about your past experiences....definitely something for me to consider - and how we'll grow with the challenge! *excited!*
    Michelle
    BigTime Literacy

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  6. I love that you "see a story in everything you do." Stories are all around us, but we don't always notice or take the time to explore them. Have fun with your writing. :)

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  7. Exactly! Now, remind me about this conversation...oh, let's say...in mid-March! :)

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  8. Even though this is my third year of slicing, I'm still nervous about finding my stories. It's so helpful to write with this community. I'm continually inspired by all of you. Thanks for reminding us, Betsy, that the stories will come!

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  9. Betsy,
    I'm a bit worried as well. I know how hard some days seem during Slice of Life. I guess, it's a little better going into it and knowing some days will be hard. I also know I can get through them. We'll all cheer each other on.

    I'm considering offering the option to participate to my first graders. Are you considering having your class join?

    Cathy

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  10. Yes, they do come, & when they don't, I usually walk around my house looking for evidence for a slice-somehow there's a story I can write. Always love your stories, Betsy!

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  11. Your writing well won't dry. The stories will come, and poems. Some will come quicker, some slower, some with abundance of words, some with few. Looking forward to your slices in March.

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  12. As long as you're living the well will never dry up!

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