OMG! I am so ecstatic about the new community of writers that I have joined. I have been looking for a group of professionals who share the same goals as mine and that is to publish their work and receive feedback on current projects. I am new to Twitter this year and it was one of the best decision that I made as far as social media is concerned (not including Pinterest). Tonight I just wrapped up my first twitter chat with #TeachersWrite. It was the first time that I have ever been involved with something like this and in the same year as my attendance at NVWP.
I believe that it is important to share your dreams, goals, and fears with others that can support you and provide the feedback that you need to excel. For the past couple of years I have been complaining that in addition to my constant procrastination and overwhelming supply of ideas and concepts that never reach fruition, I do not have a community of like-minded individuals. This could be the difference between being unpublished and published for me!
So, what’s the deal with #teacherswrite? It is a summer PD that allows teachers, librarians, and anyone to come together and go through the writing process just as their students would. There are daily prompts and opportunities for feedback on your personal projects. Currently, I am in the process of completing my poetry book and having a difficult time securing a stable photographer. I am also working on a YA novel along with the curriculum for my middle school creative writing summer program (to launch in 2014). Wow! That’s a lot and of course I am in graduate classes online and teach an online course. Let’s not forget my two kiddo’s. Whew!
This is why I tend to procrastinate on the writing (especially the novel) because time slips away from me. So every now and then throughout the course of the summer, I may post some of my responses to the writing prompts here on my blog. Here’s to a wonderful, productive, and creative summer.