So, what does a cooped up teacher do when she is trapped in her house for days? Write, of course!
I have the bug. Not the sickness type of bug but the writing bug. Sure, I have been blogging sporadically for a couple of years now; recently, though, I can't stop thinking about writing.
Since December I have been working on an article for my school district's newsletter about teacher leadership. I drafted it then put it aside. Nothing motivated me to pick it back up and continue working on it, even after getting some great advise from Chris Bronke (@MrBronke). That's until the National Blogging Collaborative (@natblogcollab) came into my life and partnered me with Brooke Perry (@brookster29) as my writing coach.
In over a week's time, my "rough" draft was revised again and again until it was in mint condition. Valuable feedback was given by Brooke; even other NBC coaches chimed in. I cannot believe the transformation of this piece from beginning to end. I don't think I have ever been more proud of a piece of writing as I felt when I emailed the article last night. Now I patiently await publication so I can share it with the world.
And now I have the bug! Since Monday, I
- have finished drafting a co-blog and am working on revisions with my co-blogger with the hopes of publishing soon
- outlined another co-blog with him that will come out before the first one is finished
- and am now writing this blog
I do look forward to getting back to work educating bright minds, but am quite happy to have been trapped in the snow so I could write!