When you write today, remember this: writers write to feel better.
Why do you think writing makes us feel better? Will you turn and tell your neighbor?
I would like you to write something today during no walk/no talk time that will make you feel better. It could be anything! Anything that makes you feel better.
But before you start, how about you read my notebook entry for today? Here it is:
This has been a long six months for our family. Mr. Overman's dad has been very sick and he died two weeks ago. Today was his funeral. I felt sad and relieved at the same time. Is that bad? I'm glad he's in Heaven. I'm glad it's over. But we all miss him a lot. Ian will miss his grandpa a lot. It makes me have tears in my eyes thinking how sad Mr. Overman is. But he's happy his dad is in Heaven too. It's just a weird feeling for us. We feel bad for being happy it's over, but we're sad too.
Sometimes I think it's like he's still here and we haven't seen him in awhile, then I remember that he died and I get sad all over again. I wonder if anyone else does that?
Writers, it's your turn. Be ready to share something you wrote that made you feel better. Do you think it has to be sad like my writing?
It's no walk/no talk time. Find a comfy place to work by yourself. Get everything you need. Ready, set, off you go! Happy writing!