So here we are on the last Friday of our spring 2012 writing group (week 13, if you’re counting). There will be a 15-week summer group at amstr’s site, starting 14 May.
This has been the last teaching week of my semester. I feel simultaneously that the term went very quickly and took a long time doing it. I’m feeling snowed under with grading, conference paper, other projects, and bits of Life Admin, and every time I sit down I remember something else I should be doing.
And yet this is what happens at the end: the loose ends somehow do get wrapped up. Grades get assigned, papers get presented, the flurry of tasks swirls madly for awhile and then settles down. Let’s think about where we’ve been, before moving on.
What have you achieved in the last thirteen weeks? What helped you get writing done? What obstacles did you acknowledge, name, and cope with? Whether you exceeded, met, or fell short of the goals you set in February, you’ve made some progress. Recognize and celebrate that forward progress; think about how to capitalize on what you have gained from this spring’s efforts.
Thanks for being here.