Weekend Coffee Share
A recap of the week in a conversational format
Thank you for joining me for coffee today on this hot hot summer day! I am so glad you are here with me and it is to be a day full of sunshine.
I am having my regular strong black coffee. What would you like today? I have some iced tea if you like, or do you want something stronger today?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I continued my pattern of writing every day. I received notice of 3 rejections over 2 days which was a bit of a blow. I am not certain why but these big NO’s were debilitating. The last one had some good feedback and a request for more writing. The first couple of days I didn’t see that part of the email I must admit. I reached out a bit to my writing group but not like I should have.
If we were having coffee I would tell you I am still working through my story course. I am in the INFLUENCE section which requires more reading and study of other short story writers.
If we were having coffee I would admit to you I am not connecting well with my writer friends. The rejections that sent me for a loop caused me to withdraw. In my mind, I know it would have been the time to lean more on these people instead of being silent.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you in the vein of the news of being moved back to the elementary I went to 2 meetings this week. I worked with a leadership group and consultant on Thursday with my one new building and had a grand day! It felt great to talk about reading and writing all day. This video came to mind from my TAP Master Teacher training though. It is called Change is hard…you go first.
If we were having coffee I would tell you the new notebook has been working well with the new fountain pens. It is important to have a good notebook to write in daily.
If we were having coffee I would ask you what has been inspiring to you this week? We took the kids to the Gypsy Graveyard in a town nearby. It is a cool old graveyard that is supposed to be haunted. The headstones are old and the names are interesting. It is a place of peace and a time to say their names aloud to show respect.
Do you need a refill on your coffee?
Thank you so much for joining me for coffee! I always enjoy our visits and today was no different. Let’s have coffee again soon!
Tammy Breitweiser is a writer and teacher who is a force of nature and woman of honor; seer of nuance; accidental inspirationalist; keeper of the little red doors, and conjurer of everyday magic who is busy writing short stories. A future Minnesotan temporarily hiding in Indiana, her poetry has been published in The Storyteller Magazine and her flash fiction in The Ninja Writers Monthly and Elephant Never. Her essay is published in the I Wrote it Anyway anthology. You can also connect with Tammy through Twitter @TLBREIT.