Set a timer for ten minutes. Open a new post. Start the timer, and start writing. When the timer goes off, publish.
Today one of my clients told me about a writing curriculum that she and five other teachers established for students from kindergarten to fifth grade years ago. They had been asked to simplify the Writers’ Workshop format appropriate for grade school and she said that while she had no clue whatsoever what it means to be a writer, setting up this program for her students gave her the appreciation on the process that writers go through.
I’ve been seeing this client now for almost ten years and maybe she told me about this program years ago when she first set it up. These days, she’s enjoying retirement but it was such a wonderful feeling for me hearing it (maybe again, if she did tell me this years ago and I just forgot about it) for the first time that it gave me goosebumps just listening to her.
It’s teachers like her who introduced me to the process of writing so many years ago, and who continue to inspire me to this day. And today, I felt so honored just being with her.