Trepidatious and excited…

SOLC #1 – These emotions describe my slice of life today. In actuality, they describe my feelings since I submitted the Participant Information form on February 15th. It would be accurate to state that the intensity of these emotions has only grown as I have been trying to figure out how to set up my WordPress website, what I would might write about, how and where to post daily entries, etc… Obviously, I am a new Slicer and blogger. For over thirty years, I have hand written in journals recording events and pouring out my heart in private . Even now as I look back on the two writing groups that I have recently participated in, being face to face and reading my writing aloud ironically seems more comforting than to share my writing with complete strangers online. While I am trepidatious and excited, this I know to be true – writing has never failed me! Writing has helped me process and organize my thoughts. It has comforted and inspired me and brought out creativity that I didn’t know I had. The act of sharing writing and providing feedback to other people’s writing in a community setting has always proven to be a powerful experience. So… here’s to trying another writing style out and joining the Slice Of Life Writing group!

10 thoughts on “Trepidatious and excited…

  1. WeLcOmE!!!!!
    You will love this community! They are so welcoming and “writely” just like you! Organize, create, and process away- you are in the “write” space!

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  2. I am returning to writing after being away a year so I feel the same way. But lucky for me, I’ve been doing this challenge long enough to know it was a great way to ease back in. As Deb says, Welcome!

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  3. I love how you are so honest about the excitement ( and stress) of trying something new. The hardest part is setting up your blog site, I promise! Now the fun and growth begin. Your heart is already open – “Writing has helped me process and organize my thoughts. It has comforted and inspired me and brought out creativity that I didn’t know I had.” As writing is part of you! Thanks for trying it out and inspiring me.

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  4. Welcome to the Slice of Life Challenge! I hope you find this virtual community supportive and I hope that you enjoy writing in a new medium. I hope you have a good month of writing! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  5. I enjoyed reading about your thoughts. It is my first time trying the Writing Challenge, and I have been surprised to find that I have been intimidated by the process. I wasn’t sure how to get set up with a blog, where to post my first link, and what in the world to say to strangers. I, too, love to write, and I’ve been eager for feedback, but now that I have the actual chance, I’m a little daunted by the idea. However, like you, I am plunging in and hoping for the best. Good luck with the challenge!

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  6. What a wonderful slice. I particularly enjoyed getting to know you in a way that was more subtle – I like your writing style. You embedded a clue about your age when you talked about how long you’ve been writing. I think that’s cool – as opposed to saying I am……(insert age). I love figuring things out about people from their writing. WELCOME to the SOLC!!!! I’ve been doing it for many years and I still get nervous about “going public”. But – know that you are safe here. We are a caring community here for all.

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  7. I like your approach to reading stories – figuring things out about authors. I think I will try that too as I leave comments for others. Thanks for the warm welcome. Sharing writing is vulnerable but doing so in a caring writing group does make a difference!

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