1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back to Lisa-Jo and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Five Minutes on --Stretch
The pile sits in front of me. It scares me, It excites me, It makes me giddy! Pens, highlighters, paper! Notebooks, binders, folders! An Idea book. A class Syllabus! Textbooks!
I am going back to college! and I am pursuing a degree in Communications/Writing! And I am SCARED TO DEATH!! It has been 16 years* since I sat in a class room and took notes and handed in homework and took tests. I feel OLD! I feel brain-dead. and so unsure of myself.
But I need to stretch a little, find my wings, try new things. I have declared myself a writer... now it's time to make myself a GOOD writer, even a GREAT writer.
Class three times a week, mixed in with kids in school, kids in half day. House work, cooking, cleaning, parenting, homemaking. Assignments, writing assignments, lots of writing assignments. Putting them out there for critique by peers (can they be my peers if they are 15 years younger than me???!) Oh, and RED PENS... scary!
But I can do this, and my husband is fully supporting me, and God will work out the childcare details, and some days we might have cereal for dinner, but I will do this!
It's time to write!
* (and lest you think I'm REALLY OLD, I graduated with my Associate's Degree when I was 19...)
and if you want some more details... it's just one class this semester to see how it goes... "Creative Non-Fiction Writing" How fun does that sound?!??! :)
Stick around... some of my homework assignments just might find their way onto this blog!!