Welcome to October! I am so excited the temperatures have finally cooled. It was still HOT at the beginning of the week and I hope that phase of Mother Nature’s tantrum is complete.
I am having my normal dark black coffee but am thinking I may have some pumpkin spice added in there! Hot apple cider is an option for you as well.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I participated in an online writing class this week. I was able to do some study with flash fiction and get some great feedback from the instructor and the other writers. I enjoy having more prompts in my data bank. Reading the other writing was amazing as always. There is much to learn from reading other’s writing to the same prompt.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I taught my own class on writing on Monday to fellow teachers. I based most of it on a Cornelius Minor workshop I went to this summer. I told everyone it was going to be more of a conversation about writing and interactive. I had some anxiety about teaching it on Sunday and decided to let that go. People had signed up for the class on purpose-they weren’t being forced. I wanted to make it sure the time was not boring and that they were able to walk away with some writing ideas to use with their students. We laughed, we wrote, and we were able to talk about writing. It was a quality 2 hours.
If we were having coffee I would tell you my Artist’s Way call on Sunday went well but I had to cut it short. I always enjoy these people . There is a normal crew that joins on Monday though and I missed their faces! Always valuable time spent.
If we were having coffee I would tell you the family played virtual reality on Friday night and it was super fun. There is music and you have light sabers where you strike blue and red boxes to the beat of the song. There are various levels. My favorite song is Radioactive by Imagine Dragons.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I have been revising but I have been unable to locate my notes from my novel. I believe they might be in my office at work…we will see on Monday. I thought I knew where they were at home. I was wrong. I have my first chapter ready to go to send Monday to my critique group so we will see what they say next weekend.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I wrote every day and revised bits and pieces of the novel. I have some submission pieces I am getting ready to send out next week as well. I also have been participating in OCTPOWRIMO which is poetry writing month. There is a wonderful website that is sharing prompts and a place to network with poets. I have posted several poems on Medium this week you can read here.
I have always been a poet and have been enjoying writing them. It feels like breathing to me. I have been doodling as well for Inktober which has been funny and an exercise in imperfection! I have been posted them on Instagram which is out of my comfort zone.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I have been doing my 100 day goal of yoga every day. I have done it and feel stronger. It is just a few poses every morning but it feels good to be back.There are 100 Days LeftWhat Will You Do With Them?medium.com
If we were having coffee I would tell you have I come back to classical music this week. I played the violin for years and love classical music, especially harp music so have been listening to it in the mornings. It has been good for my creativity and writing!
What have you been doing to take care of yourself this week? I would love to hear in the responses.