I am going to participate in Teacher’s Write Summer Workshop. I am so lucky to have found such awesome teachers, librarians, and authors/illustrators via Twitter and through various blogs. The first writing prompt is answering the following questions:
- What you found that you might be able to cut out of your schedule or cut back on to make time to write. I am going to spend the night after my children go to sleep to write. Because I work, the time after I get off teaching is important time for my family.
- When you’ll be writing each day & for how long. Remember to be realistic. 15 minutes is fine to start. I am going to spend 15-30 minutes a night starting out. This may vary from night to night.
- Where you’ll usually write. This can be different places on different days, depending on your schedule. I will be writing in the living room to start. We will be moving so another place may come about.
- Who you told about your plans. Remember, sharing your writing plans with the people in your life helps to make them real and reminds your family & friends to give you that space for writing. I have mentioned this awesome workshop with my wife.
If you haven’t heard about this, follow the hashtag #teacherswrite on Twitter or head to Kate Messner’s blog, Gae Polisner’s blog, or teachmentortexts blog. This will be a quite exciting time.