A Cup of Coffee and a Conversation
Welcome back to Sunday.
If we were having coffee I would tell you my introverted lifestyle has not changed much due to the lock down. Since luckily I am not sick and neither are any people close to me that I love ( so far) we are just waiting to see what happens. People seem to not be following the rules and more people are getting sick. I am not to return to school until after April 26th at this point.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I read three novels this week within 3 days. My kindle is not as easy to navigate as my book shelves I have found. I have a lot of nonfiction. I will need to explore the Overdrive app more.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I wrote every day. I have lots of prompts to choose from.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I started running again. This is a big thing. I have stayed away from running for a long while. I ran last summer but when I made it to a 13 mile run I stopped. That was the goal and I acheived it and it was over in my mind.
If we were having coffee I would ask you what is next for you?
March has been FULL. But what is next on your creative list? There are many challenges in April you can take part in especially in the areas of poetry.
One thing I am participating in is Nicole Rivera’s Happy Camper Club. It even has a snappy happy name! You may know her name from her podcast, “Stop Writing Alone.”
The Happy Camper program is a community and support that will be focusing on a different writing aspect every day.
Here are Nicole’s Words about it:
|On Mondays I PlotEach Monday I will host a live web call with attendees where we will discuss plots and plans. Mondays will be for goal setting, story structure, and other discussions related to the writing project(s) we are tackling during the month.|
On Tuesdays I WriteTuesday will be all about getting words on the page. I will host write-ins, writing sprints, and provide writing boosts (mini prompts to help writers get unstuck during the word mongering of the day).
On Wednesdays I DrinkWednesdays will be for support and chat. I will host a coffee hour live webinar for the attendees to check in with me and each other concerning how their week is going so far. We will decompress, celebrate our wins, and share our struggles.
On Thursdays I EditWhether the Happy Campers are drafting or working on rewriting during the month of April, all writers need to edit at some point. On Thursdays this April, I will be sharing tips with the group that they can either use immediately, or collect to use at the end of the month. Thursday will likely be the quietest day for me as host, but the resources will be plentiful.
On Fridays I DaydreamWhat a wonderful way to enter into each weekend — stretching out into our dreamer state. How does this translate into an offering from me? For one, Fridays are the day I always share my weekly writing prompts which I hope help writers to dream big and wonderful new creations, but I don’t want to end there. Writer daydreams also consist of thoughts of their writing career, so Fridays will include inspirations and pro tips on creating their dream writing career in addition to being a day of prompts.I had a plan. I have a plan. I laughed aloud as I realized this dream of a community project was inspired by pencils. The next step was to reveal it to the community and hope that others would be as excited as I was.The group of happy campers is growing, but as April grows nearer and the coronavirus has even more writers and creatives struggling to find their community connections, I thought I would extend the invitation a bit further, to you. If you are reading this, and you are intrigued by this month long project with fellow writers seeking to rise to some writing goal or challenge in the month of April — regardless of genre, regardless of whether you are looking to draft, rewrite, or revise — then this invitation is especially for you.The early bird pricing ended, but with all of the financial curve balls people are being thrown with this social distancing, I decided to cut the regular $49.99 price down to $30, basically one dollar per day for the month of April. You’ll have lifetime access to the group and the resources shared within. Any and all video calls that happen in the group will be recorded if you can not make the live event. It is my dream that you can make connections with the other happy campers to become your own writing tribe as you grow and write together. My mission is to get people to stop writing alone, this tight knit, highly accountable community is one of the best ways I can think of fostering that ideal in real time. If you think you’d like to join me for the experiment, here’s the link to join:
I will be there! Let’s have some fun and get some writing done with new friends. I will be writing fiction, but you can work on whatever tickles your fancy. I will probably do some planning for my May Storyaday as well.