Going & Growing Through the Struggle by Erin Vogler

The Struggle is Real

As I sit here playing with ideas for the focus of this month's post about being a teacher-writer, I am deeply entrenched in the struggles all writers face:

Which idea is worth my time?

Which idea will an audience care about?

Which topic am I ready to write about?

Then it dawns on me -- This very struggle I'm experiencing is where I should begin.

The struggle.

Because I am a teacher who writes, I don’t just say that writing is a struggle because I listen to the opinions and complaints of my students. (And believe me, the 8th and 10th graders I teach have A LOT to say about how hard writing is.)

I know writing is a struggle because I experience it for myself. I live it. Every. Single. Day.