1. I write because it helps me sort through my thinking. As I draft and revise and edit, my thoughts become clearer and focused. An idea that was relatively unformed is taking shape.
2. I write because it assures me I am not alone in what I do. When I post to this blog (or the other one: http://www.ls5385blog.blogspot.com) i reach beyond the walls of my office to others who are connected to kids and books and reading.
3. I write to share my thoughts with others. I think it is the sharing that might be paramount to the writing I do. Knowing someone else will read it, respond to it, and perhaps take issue with it guides me as I write. I want to be certain that I am communicating clearly and completely.
How will you celebrate this day?