Weekend Coffee Share #SOLC Day 31

Today we are having coffee in a little cafe in my town, The Librarium Cafe. There is a Harry Potter theme and board games. The best part is the Butter Brew. We are going to have large mugs of butterscotch, caramel, toffee and espresso deliciousness. Then I will have black coffee after one Butter Brew to cut the sweetness! haha

If we were having coffee I would tell you, this year I enjoyed the slice of life challenge as I do every year but something about this year was special. The caliber of writing was great as always but it seemed there were a lot more teachers who completed the challenge. Congratulations to every one who wrote and a special congrats to those who wrote all 31 days!

If we were having coffee I would tell you I think this coffee post is the perfect one to end the month with for the challenge. It has been met with the most commentary. I am drawn to the conversational form and love that people love it.

In the challenge, I am blessed to have met many wonderful teachers I would not have any other way. The group was interactive and allowed me to connect with people all over the world. I really hope it continues.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I have high hopes for April. I hope teachers will continue to write at least once a week. I hope they will link to their blogs on Tuesdays.I hope the commenting will continue.I hope these writers will notice how powerful their daily practice is and share that experience with students. I hope to see some familiar names at CAMP NANOWRIMO.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I am now on Spring Break and am so happy! It is going to be a good writing day tomorrow! I am meeting a writer friend and I also have a writers group Zoom call in the evening.

If we were having coffee I would tell you the rejections came in last week and it made me sad. I really had to get into a different mindset after a few came one after another. I am emotional about 5 days a year and one of those days was this past week.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I am thinking about silence and slow living. I am thinking about being intentional especially about time. Part of this thinking is tomorrow is the anniversary of my Oma’s death. I miss her all the time and I can hardly believe it has been 19 years now.

Do you need a refill on your coffee? Another napkin, or a glass of water?

If we were having coffee I would tell you my top productivity tool has to be Google Keep. I share dictated and typed notes with myself. I make notes from podcasts and reading. I save websites and stories to read and pictures. I can make it into a Google doc and just transfer what I need from the app or opened in the browser. I can open up Keep on the right side of my screen and scroll through different notes to add to one document in Google too! I LOVE IT!

If we were having coffee I would tell you I am still on my Bradbury Trio roll! I have been reading poems from Paris Review. I am reading Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, and Octavia Butler essays. I am reading William Maxwell short stories and others. I SHOULD make a spreadsheet….

Thank you so much for joining me for coffee! I always enjoy our visits and today was no different. Let’s have coffee again soon!

Here is the link to Eclectic Alli and her weekend coffee post and link up.

26 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share #SOLC Day 31

  1. Thank you so much.

    On Mar 31, 2019 10:25, “Tammy’s Reading/Writing Life” wrote:

    > TammyB posted: ” Today we are having coffee in a little cafe in my town, > The Librarium Cafe. There is a Harry Potter theme and board games. The best > part is the Butter Brew. We are going to have large mugs of butterscotch, > caramel, toffee and espresso deliciousness. ” >


  2. Tammy, it has been a pleasure getting to know you through your words and over coffee! This was my 2nd SOLC and I have to say that I’ve never felt so in my skin as a writer and connected to other writers. I will see you on Tuesdays!

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  3. I enjoy the idea of writing about what you might say while meeting for coffee. It’s personal, but not private, and chatty but not rambling. It was a pleasure to read your post. Enjoy your vacation!


  4. Thank you for the coffee, it was absolutely delicious! I think the coffee share is a very wonderful format for a weekly round-up post. I often think about it during the week. My goal is to have at least one more post in between, wither about gardening, or about a recent adventure, but the weekend coffee share is very important. I hope your weekend is fabulous!

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  6. This was an intense month, and I found some inspiring blogs, which would of course include your own. I look forward to reading more of your work. Sunday coffee has taken on a new meaning for me.

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  7. That Butter Brew sounds wonderful!! I’ve never read any Harry Potter, I know I’m probably really missing out! LOL I will also have to check out Google Keep, that sounds like a neat tool.. Thanks and have a wonderful spring break!

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  8. I really do love this format – and you write it so well. I’m sorry to hear about the rejections but I know you will keep submitting, and someday… And I am jealous that you are on Spring Break. Ours is earlier in March but somehow I wish it were later. And hey, thanks for the butterbrew. I’ll see you on Tuesday. 🙂

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  9. Hi Tammy – your stuff is always dangerous for me to read when I’m busy. You always make me want to go out and try this new author or test drive a new tool. All that to say – you are a gem to the blogging world.

    I’m also sorry for the disappointing rejection letters. I tried that world years ago and still think the whole process is a necessary evil that will remain for as long as there are more of us who want to write than there are readers standing by to consume. It’s basic economics and I can’t think of a way for more of the better writers to be selected for the relatively few pages that are published by the real publishers.

    So, please take this one line line of my comments. Print it out and hang it somewhere handy for when you’re feeling the pain of those letters and then grab this little printout and wave it at the letter (and the editors behind it) and scream to your heart’s content, “See! Here’s the proof! My readers think that I’m a GEM ! ! ! ”


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  10. Hi

    Hi Tammy
    Thanks for the follow *, as the reason I write is to share.
    * (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

    # By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

    (get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

    * or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

    “total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

    Who says men can’t multi-task!

    Kind regards and happy writing

    “early bird” (very) * craig
    * my “best” time (by far)

    “You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.”
    – Colette

    Time for my coffee fix and wake up after getting through my emails

    Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

    “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”


  11. Thank you Tammy for this heart lifting post on writing and reading. I have been participating in the A to Z challenge April, 10th anniversary so haven’t had time to visit you in a while. Maybe in the future I will get around to participating more in your challenges. Writer an once time teacher of English and French as a foreign language to children and adults in Spain and France.
    I hope the NaNoWriMo went well for you. See you soon. Have a pleasant 1st of May.
    Susan B.

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