i’ve gotta slice (soLs)
Being a writer is mostly about developing a habit. Talk to any writer and then another and you’ll find those habits are all different. Some write in the morning. Others write through the night. Some write daily. Others take breaks. But all writers have habits.
Writing a slice on Tuesdays is one of my writing habits. There are occasional Tuesdays when it doesn’t happen…but those are usually for unpredictable reasons. On a regular Tuesday, I slice. Even if it’s not an official Slice of Life Tuesday.
I’m excited to know there are other writers who have attached to this habit of writing a slice each week. It’s a powerful habit. It might seem like it’s not much — writing a few words each week. But look back over the course of a few weeks and we find it is significant.
I need to remind myself of this when it comes to other writing habits. Many of them feel insignificant to me. A few minutes for notebook work each day. Three to five blog posts a week. A few hundred words each day on a YA project. Crossing off the final projects for Celebrating Writers. Writing a few pages about our adoption journey. I’ve been writing less lately. But it’s still significant.
And Tuesdays are significant as well. Especially this Tuesday. Because it proves I’m a writer, simply because I have habits established to help me lead the life of a writer.