National Writing Project- Day 15

Sniff-Sniff. Tomorrow is the last day of NWP. I can’t believe it’s almost over.



One door closes and another door opens. I will be leaving the NWP (even though it will remain in my heart and mind forever) and beginning a new journey with Teachers Write 2013.

I’m not sure where this path will take me. I’ve never considered myself a writer really. But I’ve noticed that the more I talk about writing and think about writing the more I want to WRITE. 🙂

I’ve got to start with baby steps though. As in SENTENCE LEVEL. Or even PHRASES. FRAGMENTS. SNATCHES OF THOUGHTS. SNIPPETS OF IDEAS.

I sectioned my writer’s notebook with 2 major sections: MY WRITING and COLLECTIONS

My first thought was that of course since I’m not a writer the COLLECTIONS section will be much larger than MY WRITING section.

One day into it, and I have proved myself wrong. My fleeting thoughts that MUST be put on paper before I lose them have spread to page #2. That’s right. Page 2. 🙂

And I’ve noticed that these word whispers come to me best when I’m driving. Uh-oh. 🙂 So today I just pulled out my iphone, tapped on the super cool app-Dragon Dictation- and the rest is history. I was able to “catch” my thoughts by recording them and emailing them to myself. Neat.

I know that others involved in Teachers Write are writing stories, novels even. Maybe one day. But for now I’ll just be content with these quiet murmurs that come to me softly like a breath of fresh air.


Teachers Write 2013

It’s HERE! This will be my 1st time participating in Teachers Write. Its’ being held June 24th-August 12th so if you’re interested in WRITING then sign up for Teachers Write 2013 at Kate’s blog: Kate Messner

Other sponsors are:

Gae Polisner

Jo Knowles

and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts

There are lots more authors that will be peeping in from time to time.

I’ve got my writer’s notebook, and I’m ready to rock-n-roll with my writing. So excited to see where this writing journey takes me!



For Monday’s Warm Up you can visit Jo HERE.

My goal this summer is to immerse myself into the wonderful world of writing just as I want my students to do this upcoming year. Walk the walk so to speak.

With the National Writing Project almost under my belt (2 more days) I feel like I have learned so much and grown ten fold. A swirling of ideas are constantly in motion inside my head. To the point that I can’t STOP thinking. Which leads to writing. 🙂

Come join me in this journey of words.