Welcome to the 2014 SOLSC. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for establishing a place to share.
This year I plan to get thirty-one posts written on time. I plan to link and comment every day. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Jotting down little notes on things to write about.
What I know is that I don’t do well if I wait until the end of the school day. So I am trying preparedness.
Lists are important. Here’s some ideas I have for the month:
The author visit
High school reflection
My brother (birthday March 15)
Books I am reading
Responding to quotes
Cat in the Hat Family Library Night
Remembering my dad(birthday March24)
Hitch hiking off of other posts
Maybe I will write on some of these and store them like a squirrel.
So do you have a plan for this month?
I started making a list, too! I don’t know why I never did that before, but I think it will help. I look forward to reading the stories that inspired your list!
I love that you are ‘storing them like a squirrel’…my problem is that I write my ideas also, but forget to store them like a squirrel. I know we can do it, we think we can, we think we can. xo
We can do this!
I like your ideas to stay organized and think of themes for your blogs! This is new to me too. I hope to write about things that happen during my school day. I’m hoping this blog will be a reflection opportunity. I also love to read and I have a few March birthdays so I might add those in there too. Thanks for your ideas!
I do have some preplanned posts as well. 🙂 love making lists.
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I love the idea of hitchhiking! This is my first challenge, and I do plan to hitchhike. Good luck!
Have fun hit hiking.
Like you, I want to be a bit prepared but I almost always find that my plan and the final piece of writing are far apart. The next time I watch, from my kitchen window, the gray squirrels digging up nuts, I am going to think about storing writing ideas…that little nugget is going to stay with me.
I hear what your are saying about the plan and the actual writing.
So smart to get yourself organized as a writer, Jone.I can’t wait to read these posts!
Thanks, Tara. I am very excited this year.
I love the image of being a squirrel and storing seeds of writing. I am a fan of writing idea lists, and even if I do not use the ideas from the lists, they give some security. Happy writing!
I love your list….I too have one….shared as an unpublished blog post. Yet, most days, if I look, there are slices of my life that I write about…not always the biggest of stuff…just the stuff!
Great idea to keep a list on a unpublished post.
I have this image now of a squirrel with a pen and paper, ready to write. A few nuts on the side to snack on. A book of nutty poetry, perhaps. And then the words flow …
Thanks, Levin. Have you read Those Darn Squirrels?
I love your plan and already I see that I am “hitchhiking” off your post and others’ replies. I feel less pressure seeing how other people are planning to deal with this challenge. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Lee. Good luck.
Hmmm, that’s a great idea. I didn’t do it…maybe I’ll try and find some ideas today. Usually I’m more of a fly by the seat of my pants blogger…but this seems helpful! We’ll see. See you slicing!
I usually am a fly by the seat of my pants but I am working on being more intentional. See you too.
Great forward-thinking, Jone! Love the notion of storing ideas like a squirrel!
I love the term “hitchhiking” Jone-I think that’s what I do sometimes, just read along & if something grabs me, I’ll jot it down to think about more. Other ideas I have too are poems and book reviews-something to ‘lean’ on! Hope you enjoy every bit of your time writing!
I hope you enjoy your writing, Linda.
I made an editorial calendar for the month and tried to choose “themes” for a few of the days (Wednesdays and Sundays) so that it will be easier/faster to complete some days. I also am not planning on posting every day. 🙂 I did the first year I participated and it was so awesome. But last year I strived for 80% of the days in March, and was able to complete it, and this year, I’ll strive for the same! I’m most interested to hear about books you’re reading and your brother. Hitch hiking off of other posts is always fun!! Have a fantastic March and can’t wait to “see you” more…
Like your idea of an editorial calendar.