Slice of Life — reflections

A couple of thoughts about Slicing:

1. Writing is hard work. I have forgotten that, because I haven’t been writing regularly.
2. Writing seems to be one of those use it or lose it skills. I feel really rusty — both when it comes to pulling my thoughts together and trying to find the right words.
3. Writing was easier when I had more time to reflect. Now that I am just trying to get through each day without messing up too much, I have a lot less time to navel-gaze. Motherhood gives me more to write about for sure, but it does not give me the time to figure out what it all means.
4. I am glad I am doing this. I am doing much better than last year and somehow I feel quietly determined to see this to the end. I feel like this is he first thing I have done for ME in two years.
5. Have I mentioned that writing is hard work?
6. The baby is waking up, I gotta go.
7. Must stop referring to him as “baby.” The boy is two and the size of a moose.

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7 thoughts on “Slice of Life — reflections

  1. Thanks for sharing this reflection. Writing is hard work! (Maybe you want to remind an editor who may be expecting a manuscript at the end of the month of this!) I find chocolate helps. 🙂

    Love this little gem of a line: “The boy is two and the size of a moose.”

    Ruth

  2. I’m with you on almost all of these things Z. There aren’t nearly enough hours in the day for me to really write meaningfully without sacrificing the precious time I have with Isabelle.

    But, for now, I think it’s so important to just write.

  3. One more thing: You and Paul (from Birds and Trees of the Mind) just inspired me to write a post about reflection. I’m going to have it go live on Sunday.

  4. I agree, writing is hard work. I type, I delete, I type, delete on and on. But yet I get some bit of personal satisfaction from it, even when I decide not to post it for the public. This is a new feeling for me. I love that you are doing this for you. Hang in there!

  5. I’ve noticed–quite a few people are reflecting on their slices on this 9th day. I’m finding it a little simpler this year because I’ve finally realized what a slice really is–not alwaysthe greatest, but heartfelt.

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  7. Writing is definitely hard work, even when you try to make time for it on a regular basis, it’s still tough stuff. I like your reflection post, and I think that you and Paul might be inspiring me to write one, just as you have Stacey.

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