Thank you for joining me for coffee today.
I link my blog with others at Natalie the Explorer to celebrate Weekend Coffee Share posts!
Let me get you your first cup of coffee.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I have been more social this week than the last 10 years. I had a lovely lunch at a brewery with an art teacher friend who I used to work with. I had an intriguing lunch with a wellness teacher friend another day who I used to work with. Both women were from the same building, but we are all other places now. They are the types of friends that it doesn’t matter how much time stretches in between meetings! It always feels like I just saw them.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I had my last class with Sara Lippmann and my flash fiction workshop this week. What a talented group this was! I felt like the most baby writer but learned a ton, which was the point. I have some great connections now and some insightful feedback for three stories I will revise and send out within the next month.
If we were having coffee I have been writing every day at my new desk! It is perfect and now I feel like I have a great spot for my Zoom calls which is consistent.
Do you need a refill? Would you like some ice water?
If we were having coffee I would tell you I have a few obstacles I am still trying to get through from my past. Most of it involves waiting on other people. Chris keeps reminding me that it will all be done soon and then I do not have to worry about it anymore. Not sure what I would do without that man! I can only control so much. Mail has been part of the problem and where things are going and who actually has them!
If we were having coffee I would tell you my good writer friend is writing amazing stuff on her blog. Check out Robyn Neilsen here. Not only is she a talented short story writer, but she also writes novels!
If we were having coffee I would tell you Jami Attenberg started #1000wordsofsummer again. You can check out her substack here or follow the hashtag on Twitter.
If we were having coffee I would tell you it has been so hot and humid here I am not sure I am in Indiana. I refer to being outside as being pressed in a panini machine. Thank goodness for air conditioning. I am traveling to Colorado this week where my weather app tells me the temperatures are cooler, especially at night. I hope this is true information.
If we were having coffee I would tell you we had dinner with my son this weekend. Him and I played the family edition of the “We’re Not Really Strangers” game. It was not as intense as the original version we played, but still fun!
If we were having coffee I would tell you I am making writing plans for the fall. There are a few balls up in the air and when I catch them I will be able to figure out which courses I am teaching. I have been submitting this weekend as well which is always a good thing! I will come back from Colorado with a notebook full of stories so those will have to be worked through next month. There is also a writing challenge I participate in for the month of September which will focus on revision for me. I am also taking a writing class at the beginning of September. Lots of great writing jobs in the works!
I hope your Sunday and the week are filled with full face smile joy, surprise hugs and kisses, and fabulous food and drink.
Thank you for joining me for a coffee chat. I hope to see you next weekend!