The Other 22 Hours of the Day

Hello!  Remember me?  I’m the one who blogs here.  I know–you probably forgot I had a blog.  But no, I’ve just been so busy that it has been very hard to get here to tell you about it!

There is a quote (and I CANNOT seem to find it anywhere to share the exact words with you), but it goes something like “I write 2 hours a day, but it’s what I do the other 22 hours of the day that give me what I write about.”  I am certain that the exact words are more poetic and well-said than the way I paraphrased it, but you get the idea. 🙂

And I think this is absolutely true!  I have taught my students for a very long time all about how to use their Writer’s Notebooks and how to figure out what to write in them.  One of the tips I give is to pay attention to the things you are already doing.  We talk often about how the events/thoughts/ideas that you capture in your notebook don’t have to be monumental or “big” or necessarily special, they just have to be yours.  If you carry your notebook and pay attention you will find countless things to write about.

But then there’s my problem….I have been so busy with the “other 22 hours” that I have been neglecting the 2.  I mean that I haven’t been writing any of it down and that KILLS me! If you have a minute, be sure to check out the kid blogs, because they have written about it!

And while I know you’re hoping I’ll write a 1000 post right now all about those things, friends, I simply CANNOT do it right now.  We have one last busy, crazy day with kiddos tomorrow, and then it’s SUMMER!  I am hoping to come back in those next few days and update you then.  Can you hold on until then?  Please?  🙂

What do you do in your “other 22 hours” that you would write about?  What is a quote that you think is worth sharing?  What things have been keeping you busy lately?  We’d love to hear about it!  Leave us a comment! 🙂