April Weekend Coffee Share

Can you believe it is April!? Thank you for joining me for coffee today. I am always glad when we can sit down to chat.

Thank you to Natalie for hosting the link party for all things Weekend Coffee Share!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you my spring break was this week and it flew by. If I am honest, I am not looking forward to next week but feel like it is a “rip off the band-aid” moment. Once I am in the thick of it, it will be fine but the anticipation is not fun. I keep trying to reframe things unsuccessfully.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you April is all about poetry. I have been enjoying reading old favorites and new ones that show up in my inbox every day. Writing a poem every day has been a breath of fresh air too. Since I have been remembering more of my dreams they have been more of a part of the poetry that I write than ever before.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you a writing book that was recommended to me has been amazing: Writing Open the Mind. I have been doing the exercises and loving what pieces are coming out of them. It has become my new favorite writing book.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you we went camping this weekend to a favorite spot. It was great and I was able to hike in the sun and sit around the campfire.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I bought a new car this week. I pick it up on Monday.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I enjoyed the walks I was able to take this week during the day. I went in the late morning which was the perfect time. It was colder than I thought it would be this week though.

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Thank you for joining me for a coffee today. I always love when we chat!

I would love to hear what you are working on and what you find inspiring.

7 thoughts on “April Weekend Coffee Share

  1. That writing book sounds absolutely awesome! I’ll check it out too. I’m also so glad you’ve been reading and writing poetry and enjoying both. Happy you also enjoyed your walks. Have a nice week ahead despite the negative anticipation.

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      • It doesn’t seem to be available on Kindle or in any other eBook format, at least not here in the Netherlands. Too bad! (Because I am blind, I cannot read print books.) Thanks for sharing it though.

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      • Oh, you don’t need to do that. I don’t think I will be able to concentrate on an audio file. I usually read books with my Braille display. Do you have a print copy of the book? I mean I might be able to get the print book myself and then scan it using my camera. I’m not that keen on violating copyright, which is what would happen if you read the book to me. I’m really sorry for having made you feel like you have to go to great lengths to help me. You really don’t need to. I’ll find a way to access the book. Thanks so much for recommending it to me!

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  2. Hi Tammy. I think everyone enjoys a new (even if used) car and I hope yours proves to be a great one with few problems. But about that poetry stretch; I still don’t have the poetry gene I think, but I’ve been reading a few from bloggers I know and am beginning to understand them better but most still leave me clueless. I’ll take any steps of improvement but I really just love the death of imagery of a well-crafted short story and feel I’m pretty good at putting them together. I’m just better at non-fiction and I do want to improve my skills at producing good fiction.

    Question: do you find that even short poems take a long time and thus as much work as longer stories would. Rhymes and sentence cadence seem to fight me every time I try to wrangle them into control and I’m left thinking I could just do this as a story and be doe with it.

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