That little voice inside my head kept telling me that I should join the March SOL Challenge. Then that other voice would butt in and say, “No. Too scary. What if you can’t think of what to write about? Or miss a day?” And even though I did write on my blog yesterday, I didn’t post on SOL. “So there,” I thought, “I’ve missed the start so now I don’t have to decide anymore – it’s done.”
But leave it to those great minds over at Two Writing Teachers to know the wisdom of keeping the start of the challenge open for a few days – for writers like me, who can’t make up their minds but are curious enough to visit and read and comment. And who need a little push.
So this morning I opened my writer’s notebook and resorted to my favorite way to brainstorm – listing. I made two lists – “Why I Should” and “What is Preventing Me”. Then I started a short list of where I could find ideas. Turns out the only thing preventing me was fear, and when it comes right down to it, there is nothing to fear. I know Two Writing Teachers is about the most accepting and nurturing writing community there is. And when I returned to my list to pick out the most important one from the “Why I Should” side, I couldn’t decide. I discovered that all the reasons I had listed were equally important.
So here I am, ready to find the “hidden gems” in my life. I’ve taken the plunge!