Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sometimes When I Write - MyPoWriYe #91



Last evening, feeling quietly panic-stricken, I whispered to my daughter Hope, "I don't know what to write about."

She looked at me with a mischievous look in her eye and said, "Just start writing...like you always say to do."

Students - Writing can be scary territory for many of us.  Those blank notebook pages stare up from our desks, almost daring us to make a mark.  We stare back, sometimes unsure.  One way to get through that unsure feeling is simply to write right through it, to write anything.  The writing gods do come through...maybe not every single day.  But if we do our part, eventually they do theirs.
 
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5 comments:

Linda said...

Amy, this is the perfect poem for the way I've been feeling. I'm going to print it out and hang it above my desk! Thanks for the inspiration!
Linda

Amy LV said...

Linda,
Let's flick those demons together, new friend!
A.

theresapalinprincipal said...

oh yes! We all need to memorize this and repeat it over and over when we grab our pencils!

Mary Lee said...

Good advice, Hope! (we all need to be reminded to take our own advice now and then!!!)

Amy LV said...

Mary Lee,
Hope smiled when I told her what you said...thank you!
A.