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Happy Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving, mostly because it rolls into the Christmas season. My life as a writer changes during these weeks of the year. I shift my focus to documenting the season and my family’s response to it. I decrease my word count. I breathe more and rush less. I still have goals, but I tend to relax a little more.

There are just a few more weeks left in 2011. Did you have goals as a writer? Were there things you were expecting to accomplish this year as a writer? If so, now is the time to continue working toward them.

It’s also a good time to consider what kinds of goals you will set for your writing life in 2012. How will you be a teacher who writes? This is the best thing you can do professionally — write alongside your students.

What? What’s that you say? You don’t have a blog? Now is the perfect time to start one! That way it’ll be up and rolling before the March Slice of Life Challenge. You will be joining us this year, right? Your stories matter and now is the perfect time to start sharing them with others. To get started, either click over to Blogger or WordPress. I use both sites and would recommend either one.

I promise if you start a blog and then begin collecting snippets of your life, you will be thankful. It is the perfect thing to do over this holiday weekend.

Happy writing!

Ruth Ayres View All

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

4 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving Leave a comment

  1. I’m just beginning to figure out what kind of writing I do want to focus on, & it’s all because of you both, Ruth & Stacey, & the challenges you give, through your direct words & through your modeling. Along with all the other slicers, I am blessed to have such a community. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness and for your good writing. You make me be better!! Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. It was nowhere in my plans at the beginning of the year to join the SOL community. Writing? Me? I am thankful that the invitation to write kept popping up in this blog, and I joined the challenge in March. It has helped me to learn about writers, writing, students, people, life, and myself.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my SOL friends!


  3. If you take Ruth’s invitation to get started now, it will change the cycle of your week. It also changes how you see things. You will be thinking, is this something I could use for a slice or I have to remember all the details to write about this later. Blogging/writing opens you up to the world. I heartily encourage anyone on the fringes thinking about joining to jump in. It’s great!


  4. You are so right, Ruth. It was about this time last year when I first started thinking about starting a blog. although it was a few months later when I actually started for real. The March challenge was a life changer for me. I have made so many connections through blogging and Slice of Life. My teaching became stronger because of those connections. And, it’s just plain fun!


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