Here we are on the last day of the 2021 Slice Of Life Story Challenge --- 31 days of writing, reading, sharing, commenting, and learning in March. It has been a fun, inspiring month, and I am so thankful to Two Writing Teachers and to all those who helped make this challenge happen this year. It has been such a pleasure to take part in this event -- the 5th year in a row for me! I enjoy reading the writings of so many wonderful people, and I am in awe of the talents that the members of the Slice Of Life writing community possess!
For the past few years of the March challenge, I have ended the last day by making a list of the titles from my slices throughout the month, forming them into a sort of poem. (Thank you to Diane Anderson [newtreemom], where I originally got the idea!) It's always interesting to me to see the progression of my thoughts and my writing during the month, and what story the titles tell when put together.
One thing I noticed, when looking at all my titles this March, is that many of my slices this year consisted of poems and six-word memoirs. <insert light bulb flashing on over my head here> I am realizing now that I can express myself a little more easily when I write in short spurts, phrases, or lines, rather than in long sentences and paragraphs. I've always struggled with organizing my writing; rearranging short phrases or lines is much easier for me -- and a lot less stressful -- than trying to rearrange sentences and paragraphs. Hmmmm....Even after five March challenges with Two Writing Teachers, I'm still learning a lot about myself as a writer!
I've also noticed a few themes with this March's writing. I definitely enjoy noticing and writing about the beauty of nature. I like to write about positive things, happy things, and being thankful. And, as evidenced by many of my Slice titles, I DO love to play around with words. My titles, while usually giving a hint -- or outright statement -- of my topic, are sometimes more mysterious and make you wonder until you read them. Ha! It seems that I enjoy being mischievous with my writing.
With all that being said, here is the journey I made this March: