Write now.

Write, right now.

Get something down on paper.

Here’s the thing, though. I don’t want to.

Some days the verses flow. The words are bursting forth. But not today.

I’m tired, it’s been a month, two, five, eight, or thirteen, I’m losing count. Too often, stress rears its noxious head.

But I know that this, at its heart, is an investment. Making me a better writing teacher, sure. It’s also a true and unwavering gift to future me, sitting reading this, grinning, and remembering.

And that’s no fib.

Published by Radutti

Teaching in Ha Noi, screwing things up daily but surviving to write about it. ...everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?

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  1. The last days of the challenge are always the toughest… you have pushed your writer’s brain to its max. But in the end, it is well worth it! Great job for sticking with it and see you next year!


  2. I LOVE this! And I love that last stanza- your writing today will absolutely be a future gift to yourself. I look back at the writing from previous March’s and I can see my life unfolding and changing. I started blogging in 2015 when my son was 4 and my daughter was 2. Now my son is 11 and my daughter is 9 and so much of their childhood has been saved and stored in my March slices. I also relate to your comment- I have not read nearly as many posts as I hoped to. Some days it was hard to get to 3. Some days it was hard to write. I missed two days this month. But prior to the challenge I had felt so creatively blocked and meh about writing. The challenge has helped me work muscles that have been dormant and remember why I write. Kudos and congrats to you!

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    1. Definitely, and a big ditto right back your way. The muscles needed a bit of working this year especially, with a Covid bout and some family health struggles underpinning not he work. But I’m so glad for the effort. Best to you and congrats as well!


  3. I am feeling the same way, and some bloggers I follow, I suspect they are slogging a bit, too. Sometimes we zing along and othertimes we just write something and try to make it a little better. I wonder if perhaps this year is extra hard just in general. Anyway, thank you for writing all March, with love from your enthusiastic reader (well, one of them!)

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