NaNoWriMo starts today. I find it interesting that the start date is only two days after the Marine Corp Marathon was run in my area. I trained for a marathon once. My training got me to a slow 18-mile run and problems with my Achilles tendon. I didn't get to run the race but I think it's possible that I could...some day.
A few summers ago my writing group decided to try the NaNoWriMo challenge. Since we're all teachers we thought it best to use the month of July to write. I didn't meet the challenge but I did write the beginnings of what may be a book...some day.
This month I'll be working with a teacher friend and a few students as we all challenge ourselves to write. The young writer's program, which we're participating in, has a goal of a mere 20,000 words by the end of the month. Compared to the 50, 000 I tried a few summers ago that sounds pretty darn attainable.
A Reflection on Eight Years of Slicing, Briefly - This was my eighth year slicing - and in reflection, it hasn't gotten any easier. But, it's not gotten harder, either. Just like our students, selecting ...
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