Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.
My alarm is set for 7, but I wake up at 5:45. I reach for my computer and decide to read a few slices before writing my own. I know this is a rabbit hole that I can fall down and lose track of time, so I set an alarm for 13 minutes. Yes, I'll comment until 6:10 and then I'll write my post. The alarm goes off, I turn it off, and return to finish a comment. And the next time I look at the clock, it's 6:33. So where did the 23 minutes go?
Well, I found Johanna again. She's one of those slicers who had commented on one of my posts, but clicking on her name did NOT lead me to her blog. Somehow, I contacted her and told her that I couldn't find her blog and she gave me her address. But still, days later, I hadn't returned to her blog to leave a comment. Was it an email that she sent me? Yes! I searched my email account and there was her address. I left a couple of comments - Done!
I commented on several posts for today.
I rewrote a name acrostic that I will use for a future blog post.
I thought again about the three bloggers that I'm really missing this year. I wish each of them the best, knowing there are many reasons that keep us from writing. However, I'm hoping they'll show up again soon for a Tuesday Slice of Life.
- b who always signs her posts with the words, write on.
- Amy, who was on my list for welcome wagon when she first joined SOL, and always inspired me with her fun posts. She has the best posts about her rabbits.
- and beachpapers from Australia who gave me perspectives from her part of the world.
I'm remembering when our group was much smaller, but so thrilled to have so many people participating in slice of life and writing every day.
I'm really planning to keep my promises to myself. I think my inability to succeed at this promise is because I'm an obliger who needs outer accountability in order to succeed. Time to quit writing and post my link before my Sunday morning alarm goes off!