I’m embarrassed at how long it has been since my last post, but I’ve been hit with a severe case of writer’s block. I’ve had ideas float in and out of my mind for the last week or so, but when I sit down and stare at the blank screen, all profundity escapes me. It was an act of supreme willpower to type up summaries of my past nine weeks of lesson plans for my third quarter assessments, which are due next week.
The timing of this block is quite inconvenient, as I had planned to use my gobs of free time over spring break for completing many writing projects I’ve had simmering for a while but haven’t had any time to really think them through.
Lots of these projects are personal, including some brilliant blogs, personal reflections, and a written account of our experience at the establishment formerly known as the HOP. Also, as I have mentioned, my job requires a lot of writing. Very little of it is of any interest to people other than my students and my curriculum director; these projects include worksheets galore, lesson plans, parent letters, and curriculum planning documents.
Occasionally, a work-related project comes with very high stakes, and I’ve recently gotten myself into one that is a little overwhelming. We’re down to the wire and out of options for the fourth and fifth grade end-of-year production. Since I did some very small script writing projects last year, I was nominated to come up with something golden, on a topic of my choosing.
So now, after four freezing hours, three Starbucks drinks, six breaks to watch Hugh Grant on YouTube, and forty million relevant Google searches, I’m still staring at a blank page. If you happen to notice any Muses floating around with nothing to do, please send them my way!