I've started following a writer on twitter, Jeff Goins (@JeffGoins). His website contains many encouraging resources for aspiring and professional writers. He hosts an "Intentional Blogging" course to encourage prolific authorship following through the whole writing process. The next 12 weeks I'll be attempting to keep up with the challenges he emails.
Why am I so open about my source of motivation? Because I want you to do it too. I believe that the best teachers lead by example. My students will be blogging this upcoming semester, and it's important to join the discussion with them. If you'd like to browse some of the blogs of students in the WRDSB, have a look at our index site, and join in the discussions.
If i'm to teach, I'm also going to have to participate and learn myself. If you're going to take up Goins' challenge, please email or tweet me (@MrBignell). I'd love to hear your thoughts and discuss it with other writers going through the same challenge.