Saturday, September 13, 2008

Working, Writing and Whining -- The Three W's - W is the new R

Don't get me wrong, I like to work. I love working with kids. I feel right at home in a school. And thinking up a new way to teach the same stuff keeps me up at night, adrenalin flowing, synapses-a-cracklin'. I'm energized.

I do miss my writing. I miss getting lost for 3 or 4 hours in a story, playing with words and reading out loud to find just the right texture of prose slipping off the tongue.

I still write. I find time between classes to jot down new story ideas. I spend Saturday and Sunday mornings on the couch, laptop open, kids immersed in cartoons. It's productive. But it's different. It isn't all consuming.

Maybe this is just the change I need to find my way to publication.


Colorado Writer said...

It's hard!
Thanks for the encouragement.

Africakid said...

Where are you working with kids? At the elementary school there? Sounds intense.
Glad you're still finding time to write. You're right, sometimes a change brings fresh perspective!


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