Write it Down Slice of Life

It's Tuesday and I am linking up with the Slice of Life Community of writers once again. You should too!

Write it Down Make it Happen.
I have read this book almost every summer for the past ten years. I stumbled across it at our local book store years ago and knew I had to have it. I have always been a big believer in writing things down, wishes, wants, dreams, and needs.
I make lists for groceries, to-do lists, things I need to do in my day, for my classroom, at home.
I write down dreams and desires, gripes and concerns. I write what and who I’m grateful for, and how appreciative I am of them.
I write story ideas and funny things I read or hear. Sometimes I just write to write.
Blogging also gave me this wonderful place to put all of my thoughts and writing. It is a place for people to read what I write. It brought a new phase to my writing, and I love it.   
But lately I have felt empty. The words have eluded me and my pen. I have not wanted to write.
So this morning I pulled out my book once again. Each time I read it I discover something new and different. I have just made it through the first chapter and I already feel the writing me awakening again.
One quote I marked from the first few pages that I had not marked before was “There is no right or wrong way to do it. Life is a narrative that you have a hand in writing.”
And so I am.

Write it Down Make it Happen: Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph. D. English Literature http://www.henrietteklauser.com/ 



  1. Today I plan to "write it down!" Good advice - especially for people like me who have lots of ideas swirling in my head!

  2. Sounds wonderful. I have a journal on my bedside table for times that those thoughts just won't let me sleep. I'm checking into this book right now. Oh, and I LOVE your new look!

    The Corner On Character

  3. I think this is part of the reason I love blogging so much too, it gives me a place to "write" down many of the thought I have swimming around in my head.

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  4. I'm glad you are starting to find your words again. Great quote!

  5. I love when rereading gives you that new perspective and that extra boost you need to get started again! Happy for you!

  6. Yesterday, I was reading all of the DIY posts everyone made and got inspired to paint some cans for my classroom last night. Now after reading your post, I want to sit down and do some writing. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  7. Wonderful to hear Tammy. I think you did so many things in May with the end of school & all that entailed, then your children both celebrating their rites of passage, etc., etc. And you wrote about them, I know, because that's how I know about them. Maybe you needed a break? And aren't you going to the All-Write conference. Perhaps that will be a boost. Thanks for the link to the book. Sounds good.

    1. I don't get to go to the All Write, Linda. That may be why I've been so bummed. The lady I was suppose to go with is not able to go, and I couldn't (wouldn't) go by myself. Hopefully next year!

  8. "And so I am." My favorite line because it means you are writing. We all go through those 'seasons' of writing. Sometimes the words are never ending and sometimes there is just nothing. But even during those dry spells, it's good just to write. Write anything because that's what gets you going again! I love that you are re-rereading that book - it must be a great book! I find it difficult to find time to read a prof book one time, let alone multiple times! Good for you and I'm glad it brought you inspiration today!