Weekend Coffee Share

Join Me for A Cup of Coffee and a Conversation Every Sunday

Sep 7 · 3 min read

It is Sunday again and the temps are a little cooler here. There is supposed to be a heat wave this week here in the Midwest later this week. I hope it stays away.

If we were having coffee I would tell you this weekend is the anniversary of me moving into the house I am living in now. It is not my forever home and I feel it. The birds do great us every morning as do the bunnies and the baby squirrels. There is lots of green which I adore.

If we were having coffee I would tell you it was a productive and busy week at work. Lots of conversation and planning which was positive.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I am in week 5 of the Artist’s Way program. I am doing my morning pages every day which are three handwritten pages of whatever comes to mind. It clears the way for the creative juice to flow. On Thursday night the ideas kept coming for articles and stories and I really wish I could have taken a writing day ALL DAY Friday to massage and nurture those words into pieces but alas the day job and other responsibilities called.

If we were having coffee I would tell you Storyaday is going strong. I have been writing to the prompts everyday and it has been going well. I enjoy the challenge and use it to try different techniques to foster my writing skills. I tried a new genre this week — cyberpunk. It was out of my comfort zone but a fun experiment. I wrote a 100ish word story and still do not like them! hahaha I have met some new writers through the group as well and that has been interesting. The Zoom call was Tuesday night. We did a lot of writing sprints — where we set the time and write all together — but there was some talking. I write in the morning on my own so I show up more for the conversation then the word count. It does get me some extra words. This week I worked on nonfiction during the call.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I led a book club discussion on a book about conversation which was deeply satisfying. There were action steps formed and I worked to accomplish them this week. With that, I learned about a technique from Daniel Bauer called 5–15. It is 5 minutes of reading that takes no more than 15 minutes to compose. It centers around goals for the next week, what was accomplished over the past 2 weeks, challenges and what is going well. I am going to try it for a few weeks to track some data for myself within the new job.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I had an essay published in Be Yourself and have gotten a heartwarming response to my writing. It has been a bright light in my writing life. You can read that here.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I tried a new recipe this weekend at the request of my oldest son. While in Florida, he had eaten seafood mac and cheese so had requested it for dinner this weekend. I made it homemade and it was a great success!

If we were having coffee I would tell you I am looking forward to the coming week. There are a lot of positive things planned and a lot of writing and reading to do!

I cannot wait to hear about your week!

Tammy Breitweiser

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Tammy is force of nature; woman of honor; seer of nuance; ultra runner and ultra reader; & an accidental inspirationalist who writes.

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