#sol20- July 14, 2020
When Michelle Haseltine talked about a writing marathon I was in (see #100daysofnotebookingandbeyond! on Facebook). I knew the actual timing would be hard, as it would be a very late night for me, so I decided to do it at my own time.
Somehow when the day came I had not written it on my daily plan, so by the time I realized I had already done a fair bit of writing- did I still have the energy for a three-hour marathon? After lunch, I made my plan:
Then I set up my first space:
I kept it fresh by changing locations, forms, even notebooks/laptop:
I tried new things (prompts from Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and Minh Lê,) and wrote and wrote and wrote. I got more writing accomplished than I would have predicted and while I thought it might feel like hard work to write for three hours it was FUN! I actually continued a bit past “time”. It was only after I finished and posted a quick thank you to Michelle on Facebook that I saw the event had to unavoidably be postponed, but no regrets, I am all in next time (and I even have some mentor text notebook entries and unit plans for my third graders as a bonus). Thanks to Michelle for a new to me idea!