March 1, 2011

Jumping off the high dive.

Filed under: Uncategorized — by primrose53 @ 7:05 am

My hands are sweaty and my stomach is lightly nauseated. I’ve set up a blog and I’m taking on this writing challenge. I do not like to write. I’ve never written for pleasure. My writing skills are undeveloped and it is an arduous task  for me to write. But having said all that, I’ve always wanted to become a better writer and I’m going to use this opportunity to work on this skill.  I can already feel the self-doubt creep in and my critical eye is ready to tear this all apart. So I’m going to stop and I’m going to post this. I can be a writer! I’m taking a deep breath and stepping off the high dive.



  1. I was you this time last year.
    Learned a lot thru the process.
    Time well spent. I promise.

    Comment by missmoyer — March 1, 2011 @ 5:29 pm |Reply

  2. You’re in!! You’re on your way!! This isn’t my first time, but just the idea it’s the first of many is mindboggling! Hope your splash is as exciting as my first dive!!

    Comment by Tam — March 1, 2011 @ 5:52 pm |Reply

  3. Last year I took a deep breath and stepped off the high dive and I am better for having done it. I hope(and know)you will feel the same way at the end of the month.
    Welcome to the challenge!

    Comment by caroline524 — March 1, 2011 @ 6:01 pm |Reply

  4. Dear Primrose,
    You describe excellently what it feels like to be a risk-taker. Remember that this is a learning experience not a test. You are a writer. Keep writing.

    Comment by grade4wizard — March 1, 2011 @ 6:57 pm |Reply

  5. Hey look! You ARE a writer! Good luck!

    Comment by zsofiamc — March 1, 2011 @ 8:23 pm |Reply

  6. You ARE a writer! The proof is in this slice. I am thankful for your honesty and bravery. Can’t wait to get to know you this month. Even more, though, at the end of the month I hope you see the writer in yourself that I see on this first day of the challenge. Welcome and thank you.

    Comment by Ruth — March 1, 2011 @ 8:26 pm |Reply

  7. Bravo for your bravery! I can relate about the self-doubt. My collegues are superb writers and I use such ordinary words. Teaching your head to be quiet is definitely a skill. What slicing and blogging has taught me is that my students feel this same way. I applaud your effort and yes, you are a writer!

    Comment by MaryHelen — March 1, 2011 @ 8:32 pm |Reply

  8. Congratulations! You are a writer! I love the natural language of your post–I can hear your self talk. 🙂
    I too started blogging as a way to build a writing habit and develop more comfort as a writer, and I have to say that it’s been a very positive experience. I hope you keep going!

    Comment by the other ruth — March 1, 2011 @ 8:37 pm |Reply

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