First February Weekend Coffee Share

It is Freezer Saturday today. As I write this, it is 4 degrees F. The wind chill is much colder.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you my PUSH group on Monday night was a fun life giving conversation about writing. We started with a writing exercise which was interesting. Everyone shared different sparkly sentences from their freewrite and they were amazing. We are meeting next Tuesday to discuss week 1 of my Unpublished to Published course. I am so looking forward to it!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I listened to Brene Brown interview Simon Sinek. I love his work. He just came out with a new book about finite and infinite thinking. There are many things that cannot be “won” that we are culturally told we can. This leads to frustration. I always feel I am expanded when I listen to Simon speak.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had my parent teacher conferences this week. They were all smooth and positive. The weather turned nasty this week so we were allowed to work from home on Thursday and Friday. I was thrilled.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you my writing class is going well and I am making strides in my novel rewrite. My goal is to have this draft as polished as I can get it by the end of March. My spring break is that last week and I should have time to get it where I want it to be by then to be able to get it to the next step. I have had to rethink what my definition of “work on the novel” is. This rewrite is requiring more thinking and research that does not involve word counts and words on the page necessarily. Having my #the100dayproject centering around Jack [my main character] focuses my attention on the novel at least once a day. This is my own trick.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am sharing a word a day and encourage you to send me a word too! I gleaned this idea from Julie Paul. She is a Canadian writer who has a group of writers who exchange words and the 10 minute freewrite that comes from these words. Here is my word from today:

If we were having coffee, I would tell you it is supposed to frigid this weekend and I am pleased to report I am not going anywhere. I have begun the weekend with listening to nourishing things and writing. There are books I will pick up from the library on Monday during my lunchtime.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I have continued to walk every day. It has been cold so I have to dress correctly out there! It is a joy to walk in the snow.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am taking a hermit crab writing class on Sunday. I am excited to see what I generate and the feedback that I will be able to give and get! It is on a new platform called BAND I have never used before so that is an exciting component as well.

Thank you for joining me for a coffee today. I cannot wait to see what words you share with me!

2 thoughts on “First February Weekend Coffee Share

  1. The writing class sounds like fun, so does walking in the snow! Do you walk in different places? Or do you have a favourite trail that you take every day? I’ve continued walking to work. It feels great. I am planning on tracking how many steps I walk every week, starting tomorrow. I’ve been thinking about it for some time, it would be fun to know. My son is using an app called sweat coins, where you actually get paid (sort of, you get to choose gift cards,) for walking. I’m going to give the app a try tomorrow. I hope you had a wonderful weekend, cheers to a great new week.


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