#Sol18 March 9 If I’m going to be a writer

Slice of LIfe  

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March.  You should do it too!  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing!

 

If I'm going to be a writer

I need a room of my own
or at least a quiet desk somewhere
if I'm going to be a writer. 

I need a time of my own
or at least a quiet 20 minutes sometimes
if I'm going to be a writer. 

I need a daily walk of my own 
or at least a quiet walk with the dog
if I'm going to be a writer. 

I need a way to finish my thoughts
or at least a way to start them
if I'm going to be a writer. 

I need a handy writer's notebook
or at least a corner of a page
if I'm going to be a writer. 

I need a bunch of revisions
or at least a few harsh critiques
if I'm going to be a writer. 

I need to send a query letter
or at least do more than a twitter pitch
if I'm going to be a writer.

I need to live a writerly life
or at least a few writerly minutes
if I'm going to be a writer.
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6 thoughts on “#Sol18 March 9 If I’m going to be a writer

  1. I love your poem. I can hear the busy/mom teacher in your words and I see a connection to yestetday’s slice. Your words speak to my thinking about writing once we’re back to work next week. Maybe we can help eachother with this.

  2. Oh, I adore this poem, especially in the repetition. Your last lines about living a writerly life are my favorite! I will be thinking about these words as I find time to write today!

  3. I love this, Ona! Sometimes life conspires against us to even find “a quiet 20 minutes.” But we’re good at finding minutes here and there, and eventually they all add up and we ARE writers!

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