Weekend Coffee Share is a new link-up I am joining starting today and, much like the IMWAYR link up, I have no idea if there is a right or wrong way to do this. I am going to assume there is no wrong way -- which is reassuring and actually something I stressed to my students' today when we were doing a practice with sentence structure. The point is to experiment, stretch, and try something new right?
I am hoping that this break will give me a lot of opportunities to stretch myself in writing. My SOL post streak is still 19 days strong, but I also have a novel I am continuing to revise and I am hoping I can carve out a lot of quality time next week to focus on it instead of the burdens of reading student essays.
I actually started a new notebook today and one of the first things I wrote in it (aside from a note to the notebook itself) was a brainstorm for a new novel idea. That brings my novel idea count up to 3 and finished revised drafts at 0. It's getting really hard to stay focused on the revision, but I am determined to see it through. Also, I think idea is being generous -- I have a premise or concept at best. But we all have to start somewhere and at least now I have a means of writing it down and coming back to it for later.
That's not what I want to blog about though. It's been awhile, but I finally got back into the habit of using my notebook to do a 5-4-3-2-1 Recap of my week. My new notebook is completely without lines and that's a first to me, but I've already noticed that it makes me want to play more with layout and drawing on the page. That's what I caught myself doing between the novel idea notes and the recap. I'm looking forward to seeing what I produce on the page now that I have no restraints with lines or dots or anything.
As for the recap. Here are Five Things That Made Me Smile this Week (in no particular order):
5. The picture from my sister of my niece wearing a Captain America mask.
4. S's notebook share about music that included a subtle nod to the music we listen to in 3rd block.
3. My new story idea.
2. Attending wake up and write every morning this week.
1. Finishing one notebook and starting a new notebook.
Now, if you will excuse me, I am going to leave some comments and then make time to watch the latest MCU show: Falcon and Winter Soldier -- something I have been excited for since it was announced YEARS ago.
#SOL21 and information around Slicing can be found on Two Writing Teachers.