Welcome to Sunday! It is COFFEE TIME! But honestly, when is it not?
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 last day of this school year was Thursday. I am relieved to be done. This past year was full of a lot of success but too many pivots.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you for my Bradbury Revision Challenge today I read
Essays: The True Secret of Writing by Natalie Goldberg – Schedule
And Not a Novel A Memoir in Pieces Jenny Erpenbeck On “The Old Child”
I am obsessed with Sherrie Flick lately and she had several new stories published yesterday. They are weird ones about bears and I like them a lot. I pay attention to her endings.
The poem I heard about from the How Do You Write? podcast from Rachael Herron and the author was her guest. It was a fascinating interview and I love this. poem.
The NG chapter was about the schedule of silence and readings at a retreat. NG says that you can use the schedule for yourself or a group. I have a retreat document that I need to revisit and revise. I have not deployed it yet but need to plan a day for it.
Would you like a refill? Some water? Something stronger? I feel like talking for a bit longer.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I continue to write every day. With more time I am experimenting with some techniques and processes. I use my walks as part of my writing time. I do feel a bit of a transition of schedule as I do every summer. There is a changing of roles and primary responsibility when the schedule changes this much for me.
My plan is not to take any new courses right now. I have taken so many over the past year and need to play with some of the techniques and just write. With my Tuesday PUSH groups I have the opportunity to take my curated learning and share it with other writers. This gathering is a highlight of my week and something I had dreamed of creating for a long time.
Since I am teaching for the Sarah Selecky school this fall, I am reworking through some of the course materials as well to refresh. Having contact with the other teachers in the school will help in this endeavor as well. You can check out the course here. Sign ups are open until June 24th.
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!