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Writer’s Check-In

Hey, Fellow Writers!

I’m just checking in because I haven’t posted in a while. I should be getting some posts on here soon, but I really haven’t had much that I can actually publish to this website. If you’re new to the site, you know that I am using it as part of a Genius Hour Project for my English students. That also means that there are things that I’ve written that I will not be able to publish here.

So what have I been up to?

Sorry I haven’t posted lately, Rachel. I have been writing. I’ve been working on Julia Cameron’s morning pages, which have been really hard to do. She states that I should start every morning with three pages of free writing to get all of my writer-blocking thoughts out of my head in order to free up thoughts for writing. It has been darn hard to get three pages without feeling as if I’m repeating myself repeatedly (haha!). Maybe when school starts up again in a couple weeks it will be a different story. For now, they are darn hard. I’ve also been working on writing a piece. It is not, however, my WIP. This one has been much more personal, and I’m unable to publish it because… well… it’s personal. And I’m not into publishing my memoirs for the world (and my students) to see.

1 thought on “Writer’s Check-In”

  1. Well I can certainly understand wanting to keep that private. And jumping around between projects is pretty much my MO so I won’t fault you there, either. I am finding Cameron’s Morning Pages hard, too. The idea is sort of to release all the worries and anxieties and irritations…but I often feel the pages drag them into the open and then it’s hard for me to turn to my other projects. Repeating yourself in the pages seems okay…maybe you’ve hit on themes that particularly interest you? Or maybe you have taken a smudge stick to the anxieties of the day and you’ve cleared space for more productive thoughts. Either way, I’m glad to get a glimpse into your writing mind. If you’d be open to it, I’d love to get your feedback about your writing habits BUT I totally understand if because of your work or any other reason you can’t share your responses here. This is the survey I’m talking about (takes on average 5 minutes to complete) but no pressure at all and good luck with the start of the school year.


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