I am trying to figure out exactly what I want to do for my writing homework this week. We were given 8 choices, all very different from each other. I am trying to decide between two of them. The first is to find a photograph that contains a special person and write a paragraph about all the things that you DON'T know about them. Very intriguing....I don't think this was something that I have ever thought about. Well, I'm thinking about it now! The second one I'm considering is to find a memoir from the library and read the opening page. I would need to comment on how it hooked me or failed to hook me. This would be good practice for me to get some insight on what a good hook is and how I can apply it to my memoir. I'll probably spend the evening mulling over the pros/cons of each choice and just let the decision come to me in the middle of the night, as most of my good writing does. I can't tell you how many times I woke up at 2 am with a wonderful idea for a chapter, spent several hours writing it down and then went back to bed. The middle of the night seems to be the only time that I am not distracted and can think clearly enough to articule what I was trying to express. As much as I miss my sleep, I am loving the results that I see on paper!
I have the privilege of being able to shape the minds and lives of children who are battling disabilities. It can be very trying at times, but more often than not it is very rewarding. As a mother of a child with a disability, I know the struggles that they go through on a daily basis. This allows me to have a little more compassion for the people that I work with.