The Saving Power of Writing

There’s always a new challenge to keep you motivated.

Sean Connery

Motivation to write has been hard to find since COVID hit. This time last year we didn’t know the scope of what was before us or how difficult and different life would become. School buildings closed less than two weeks into the March Slice of Life Challenge. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to finish the challenge, but I am not a quitter.

Posting to SOL each day was one thing that remained “normal” during the start of what would become something unimaginable. I enjoyed reading and responding so many of the posts of other slicers as well as reading their responses to my posts. It took me away from the constant barrage of bad news.

I am so grateful to my writing communities for being a constant in an everchanging reality. I credit the following groups for helping me carve out time for writing and for holding me accountable: 100 Days of Writing and Beyond, Ethical ELA, Teach Write, and my PAWLP writing project community. Even though we are still in the midst of the pandemic, I am excited to start a new Slice of Life Challenge and find motivation to continue to write. I don’t know where I would be without my online writing connections.


I am participating in the Slice of Life writing challenge for the month of March. I will be posting every day this month. It is sponsored by

12 thoughts on “The Saving Power of Writing

  1. Rita, I didn’t participate last year or even the year before that for health reasons. I can imagine how this community sustained everyone last year after everyone went online. Glad to be here this year. Looking forward to reading more of your slices.

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  2. I’ve also found it hard to find motivation to write this past year. Well, I’ve written in my notebook, that’s been fairly consistent, but I have no motivation to blog anymore. Glad to be finding some motivation again thanks to this challenge–and glad to see you here again!

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  3. I fully concur on being able to regularly write. It’s therapeutic. I had fallen off for a moment, I’m trying to get back on the posting wagon again. Let’s keep these writing streaks alive!

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