A Cup of Coffee and A Conversation
Welcome back to Sunday! A lot has transpired this week!
If we were having coffee I would tell you I am off school for now for 3 weeks. We will see if it is extended after that time. There is much speculation. I am taking the time as a gift and time to relax and take care of myself and my family.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I read more this week. I need to read more now. It is how I cope with stress and also fuels my writing. I read the newest Paris Review yesterday notably a story by Jesse Ball about turning into a mouse. I read several poems too. I have been able to put holds and pick up books I have heard about on my favorite podcasts. One book I picked up is Meander, Spiral, Explode recommended by Kathy Fish during a writing class last year. It is a dense book but smart.
Do you need a refill? Maybe some water? What books are you reading? Do you turn to reading when you are stressed? I am curious.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I am still in the middle of my #100rejections project. I am a few pieces behind mostly because all the pieces I have revised and gotten feedback through some type of critique is either sent out or accepted at this point in the timeline. I am in the middle of a critique week now for Storyaday. We have our call tomorrow night. Three people plus the host will comment on my work. I have not read any of the comments yet.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I am still keeping up with my Five Minute Friday posts and my Twowritingteacher posts for the challenges. It is satisfying to have this community to lean on.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I am writing every day. With so much revising and submitting and output I was writing slower this week. This part of the process is normal for me. I have spurts and different types of movement for words and expressions to be written. I had to replenish my stash of clicky pens that are my favorite at the moment. I am liking blue ink right now.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I did a 7 WHY exercise this week with several friends for my book club. It is a conversation lab that requires you to listen to an issue the other person is having and formulate why questions based on the exchange to dig deeper into the fears and motivations for doing something. My partner is in Norway so we used Voxer. This was a new app for me but worked effectively. We have our call for chapter 10 today. Only two more to go and then we start the next book with a slightly different group.
What has gone on with your week? Read or listened to anything grand this week? Found a new product you cannot live without?
Thanks for having coffee with me my friend! Until next week!