May 23rd Weekend Coffee Share

Welcome to Sunday!

It has been a very long week for me.

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 storyaday challenge is still going strong. We are nearing the end of the challenge now since it is the 23rd. I am glad that I have taken a daily reflection of my process. It has been interesting for me to reflect and I have a pile of workable stories to move forward with. Today’s story is about lists. There is a choice in the prompt to write a list story or to use a list of words that the host provides. I used the list of words. My story ended up being about a little boy obsessed with lemons.

If you would like to check out some of the past day’s reflections you can do so here:

May 20 and 21

May 17

May 5

May 1 – Where I outline the goal and process

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I love a self-imposed challenge and am deciding what I want to do next. In June, I believe I am going to go back to my Bradbury challenge. I am going to reflect and keep track of what I am reading and writing in response to that reading. I have been thinking a lot about an MFA and what that means for me. I think it is really about the immersion in reading and writing that I crave. I have been able to curate the community I need. In an MFA (or any long term class for that matter) you do not get to choose the cohort you are with. I do feel I need a longer writing retreat!

I would love for you to join me for the Bradbury Challenge.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I walked on Saturday and it was quite warm and sunny. I got sunburn on my arms! I was thankful to be able to walk during the day after my flash fiction writing time. I have a class later today which I am excited about as well.

Would you like a refill? Some water? I have these delicious cranberry scones. I haven’t made them forever.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you registration opened for my Fabulous Flash Fiction class I am teaching June 9-13th. Slots are already filling up! If you cannot make it but know someone who would be interested please share the link with them! You can find more info here.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had my centered call this past week with Sarah Selecky about Wonder. I enjoy these calls immensely. I also had a great call with my PUSH group.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I am thinking about changing my word of the year for the second half. The spirit of the word is just not working for me anymore.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you in kindergarten this week we talked about a lot of animals. We were working with non-fiction books and learning about sharks. They were also interested in dolphins, spiders, and elephants. Elephants come up a lot in our class. We have a program called Mystery Science they are a bit obsessed with. The materials are good and I always learn something new as well. It fuels our writing in a good way.

I did realize on my walk yesterday that a regular practice in my classroom surrounding writing got modified because of virtual learning so I am going back to the old way tomorrow in class. I have trepidation about starting a new practice at the end of May but it is best for the kids so we will experiment and see what happens!


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.

I am already looking forward to our chat next week!

5 thoughts on “May 23rd Weekend Coffee Share

  1. I’m so happy you’re still going strong on your storyaday challenge. I’m glad you’re moving forward in your writing and keeping yourself challenged. I wish I had the perseverance to pursue an MFA. Well, for now I’m not even confident enough to sign up for DIY MFA, though I do have the book.

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