Welcome to a stream of ideas as I venture on a journey to develop young writers. This blog will be influenced by my current reading list, conferences, colleagues, your comments and of course the students I work with each day. The connection between all forms of early literacy will also frequent the blog and their importance in the writing process for young learners.
I am guilty of being a starter. I realize to be a finisher you have to be a starter, so I am halfway there, right? Oh, but to actually finish something takes a whole different skill set. Which, I have to believe I have...like, somewhere inside of me. I mean, its not like I never finish anything. It is the "unecessary (yet actually necessary) stuff" I wish I would finish...or at least continue. This blog for instance. So, here I am again, I am going to attempt to continue. And, when I think about it, this is the sort of thing that shouldn't really have a "finish"...relief.
As I re-read this post it makes me think of running a race and reminds me of a poem I wrote several months ago called Stamina.