I am participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. Thanks to the co-authors of Two Writing Teachers for creating this supportive community.
Today marks the beginning of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge and my third year of participating. I began gearing up for it last week by rereading old entries, compiling suggestions and ideas from other slicers, and jotting down a few “aha, I could write about…” thoughts of my own. I decided to reflect on what this challenge has meant to me by creating an acrostic poem for my first entry. I began by listing as many words and phrases as I could about the experiences I had as a participant over the last two years. Then I started combining the ideas into more coherent thoughts, rearranging the words until they made sense and still fit into the structure of the acrostic. This is what I came up with:
Searching through the everyday routines of
Life with wide-awake eyes;
Involved in a
Community of writers who offer support and
Encouragement as I try out new
Organizational structures and
Find out more about myself.
Learning about each other
In humorous and touching ways and moving
Forward as a writer – what I have come to
Expect from the March Slice of Life Story Challenge.
I look forward once again to being a part of this wonderful community of writers!