89 Days Straight? I’m Exhausted! #SOL18

I can’t believe that…

  • Every day during the month of February I wrote a poem for Laura Shovan’s annual February Daily Poem Project, and commented on most everyone’s poem.
  • Every day during the month of March I sliced during the 2018 Slice of Life Challenge, and commented on anywhere from 3-12 slices daily.
  • Every day during the month of April I wrote a poem for Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s “1 Subject 30 Ways” poetry challenge, working my way through her brilliant Poems Are Teachers (Heinemann, 2017).

Yikes! That’s a lot of writing! I’m exhausted, but that means I wrote every day and shared in some way every day for 89 straight days. And I even began writing Morning Pages in my notebook during April and wrote a blog post about writing poetry with children for the TeachWriteChat Blog.

I think I’m going to take a couple of days off until Poetry Friday. Please excuse me because it’s nap time!


Many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here each Tuesday. Won’t you join us?



16 thoughts on “89 Days Straight? I’m Exhausted! #SOL18

  1. I didn’t realize you’d done February too! That’s amazing! I’m exhausted after “only” 61 straight days. I am looking forward to getting back to a more regular blog schedule as well. Enjoy that well-earned nap!

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  2. Aren’t challenges fun!
    Maybe you need a monthly challenge of REST! ha ha

    I love to read you so am glad you wrote so many days

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  3. Kind of gives you insight to what we expect of kids every day of the week. Although there is a difference, since you published every day and kids don’t. Your streak of writing is quite impressive. Enjoy your rest.

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  4. Holy Cow! WOW! I’m exhausted reading about your marathon writing venture. Congratulations! I’m impressed. I don’t think my students would allow me to do three challenges in a row.

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  5. Wowza! That’s a lot of writing. I hadn’t been able to keep up much this month, but I’m impressed that you tackled the same project as Amy. I can’t imagine writing a months worth of poems about one subject. And I hope you nap was long and restful. Maybe take one tomorrow and the next day too!

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