A Cup of Coffee and a Conversation
I am so glad we can sit together and chat today. Thanks for joining me. What would you like to talk about today? What is really on your mind? What is important to you in this moment?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I took some action for something that was not working for me. I feel good about the response, but it is not quite resolved.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I went to Madison this week. It was early morning and beautiful on the lake. I sat in a waiting room for a little while which was nice to watch people.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I walked every day. Some days I had to start later since I had meetings that stretched after my normal leave time. The sun is setting earlier now. The time change is looming.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I shared my 100 random sentences story with my Patreon community. I like this story a lot. I have revised it quite a few times. I am not saying it won’t be revised again either. That is just how writing works!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I have been writing poems for my people! One of the bonuses for my community is to write each of them a poem inspired by a word they give me. It is an idea from Natalie Goldberg called the Spontaneous Poetry Booth.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I used a drift exercise with my kindergarteners. There is a list of words that are given. The writer’s job is to find a word that is illogical to make a couplet. One of the given words was SLEEP and one my little people said OCEAN. It was perfect!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am rewatched I am Not Your Guru from Tony Robbins. I love this documentary. What is missing from your life? is one of the questions he asks. What are you willing to change?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I took a class yesterday from Nina Lacour that was amazing. It was about revision and critique partners. It was the most honest and transparent conversations I have ever heard about process and writing partners.
This week has been full of amazing life giving conversations and I am so grateful for the people in my life.
Looking forward, this week is going to be full of long days. I am honestly not pleased about the schedule, but I will put things in place so it will be more manageable.
Thank you for joining me today!