Couldn’t Sleep


Good Morning Writers!

Saturday mornings are supposed to be for sleeping in.  I think my excitement for the Slice of Life writing equaled those feelings of the first day of school.  Excitement, anticipation, hope, and nervousness. It was hard to fall asleep last night thinking about how will I make sure I post each day and also allow enough time to read others and  comment.  I tossed and turned.  Finally at 5 am I got out of bed.  Many ideas went through my head on what to write about today.  I am looking forward to improving my craft of writing and, excited for my students as writers as well.  Today, we all begin a month of working toward living life as a writer.

The internal dialogue or argument in my head to try to go back to sleep.  I wanted to enjoy sleeping in.  No hurry to get ready and prepared for school, no hurry for breakfast and dishes, no hurry to be in the car and on our way.  Lying there, telling myself to go back to sleep, I started thinking about what to write.  Should I retell the story about the field trip to the circus, do I want to write about Conner’s words, “It’s both happy and sad,” when he was talking to Mrs. Bloomquist, how about the tangled feelings during our PBIS celebration that were supposed to feel “zen” and were far from it.  My list kept growing and I couldn’t decide.  I thought about Julian in Twerp and his need to write to Mr. Selkirk.  I decided to get up and write.  It does help us organize and prioritize our thinking.  I have jotted my ideas in my notebook so that on days when I am struggling for an idea, I can think back to this morning when I had so many, I couldn’t sleep.


3 thoughts on “Couldn’t Sleep

  1. Good for you for joining the challenge. I love the idea of jotting ideas in a notebook for days that it isn’t easy to think of a topic! That does happen about mid-way through the challenge.
    Looking forward to reading your writing.

  2. My daughter had a bad dream at 3:15 a.m. and was crying. She never woke up, but I did since I was so excited to see who posted thus far. It’s a busy month, but an exciting one. I’m so glad you’ll be joining us!

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