Thinking Thursday #SOLC Day 12


I am participating in the Two Writing Teachers March Blog Challenge. If you would like more information about this challenge click here.

My coffee is hot this morning and I am thinking about this week. It has been moving along smoothly and quickly. Today is one of those days where I am waiting for answers from other people. I cannot control the situation, but the result will have impact on my life moving forward. We are almost to the end but sometimes it is hard to wait. I am encouraged though! The birds are singing outside my window and I am grateful for all that is in my life.

I attended a new writing group last evening. It was lovely and held at the library. It was upstairs in a board room and I had to be let in a locked door by a library worker. It made it feel very “secret society”. There was reading and critique first. Then we did a 10 minute writing exercise and then read those pieces. There were 5 other people in attendance. Apparently, there are 12 members all together but not all active.

This morning I am super excited that Sarah Selecky is on the Secret Library Podcast. I am listening and writing at the same time. I may have to pause, but I find both Caroline’s and Sarah’s voice inspiring.

Several years ago I learned about the 36 questions to become closer to someone. In the New York Times, the article was titled The 36 Questions that Lead to Love. I am always fascinated by questions. As an introvert, I learned to have a question ready when attending a social event in case the conversation lulled. I prefer to have deeper conversations as opposed to surface level ones.

As part of the challenge this year, I will be answering some of the questions and then you have the opportunity to journal about the question, ask a person you want to be closer to, or answer in the comments.

The superpower I would love to have is to read faster. I have so many books I want to read and although I read quickly it never seems to be fast enough. I need to train myself again to sit and read for longer periods of time. My reading stamina has suffered. With everything in our lives happening in such bursts I find it difficult to sit and read anymore. Sitting and writing doesn’t seem to be a problem, only reading. Part of the issue is reading is fuel for my writing and I often will stop reading and go write something down.

I would love to hear your answer to the question!

Published by TammyB

Tammy Breitweiser is a writer and teacher who is a force of nature and woman of honor; seer of nuance; an accidental inspirationalist; a keeper of the little red doors, and a conjurer of everyday magic who is busy writing short stories. Her poetry has been published in The Storyteller Magazine. Her flash fiction in Spelk, Cabinet of Heed, Clover and White, and Elephants Never. Her essay is published in the I Wrote it Anyway anthology. You can also connect with Tammy through Twitter @Tlbreit

3 thoughts on “Thinking Thursday #SOLC Day 12

  1. Thanks for your always interesting slices! The secret reading group sounds pretty intriguing…if only something like that could happen in India! Thanks for mentioning that podcast too, it sounds great.

    I also agree that reading is important to help with one’s writing, if only writing were as easy as reading (!)… I think the secret power I would like to have is to be fully present in two places at once (not all the time just occasionally) as I live most of the time in India and only a little bit in Australia where family apart from husband currently live.

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    1. That is a wonderful answer! I have never thought of that super power before. Love it! I have thought about the ability to snap my fingers and transport myself. That would be cool too.


  2. Great question! I would definitely choose tele-porting! My daily commute is draining. I get home with no time and no energy to do much. With that power I could visit family and friends often. Well, if this Covid-19 virus ever goes away!


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