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.
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.
Because I am a teacher who writes, I also know that struggle is an essential part of the process.
It can’t be skipped.
It’s necessary because that’s where the ep