In the next lessons we discussed that "when you're done you have just begun". There are at least three different things a writer does when he/she is "done". You can always add more to the picture, words, or start a new piece. We never just throw up our hands and say we are finished. I draw connections with books we know and love to remind students that these books weren't a one shot deal. I also used a very popular fish, Dory. By showing the clip "just keep swimming" I remind students that we are like Dory -- we never, ever give up! We "just keep writing, just keep writing..."
Our writers have been hard at work drafting stories and taking risks! I am so impressed by students adopting the "wrong is right" mentality. Although some friends may not be writing correctly yet we will be before we know it!!