#WeekendCoffeeShare 2019-02-08

If we were having coffee, we would be sitting here in the near dark with naught but the light of the computer screen and lava lamp. Willie Nelson is playing all his greatest hits for us, and there is a fresh pot of coffee just in the kitchen there. Won’t you help yourself to a cup or maybe a bit of tea if you would rather?

It’s been a pretty good week as writing goes. Work was a bit slower, the weather was a lot better, and on the whole, I had some time and energy at the end of most days to devote to it. Not always a lot of time, but I like to get a little done everyday if possible.

On lunch break, I’ve written furiously on the second draft of my current WIP (work in progress) which I’m guessing will turn out to be novelette length. Perhaps it will be longer, but no way shorter. This draft, as well as the very skimpy first, is being written out by hand. The next draft will be on the computer. The process is working good so far, hopefully it will continue to go good.

For #FridayFictioneers I wrote a little story titled “S’mores” due to the photo prompt being a fire. I was never a big s’mores fan myself, but lots of people are and that’s were the mind went with the picture. I didn’t question it, just typed out the story and then edited down to 100 words to fall into the rules. That 100 word limit can be tough, but it makes the story so much tighter and often so much better too.

My reading of “A Justified State” by Iain Kelly has been great. I’m somewhere on the short side of the book, and look to have it finished up this week.

“Pet Sematary,” my current Audible listen is getting really good. That drive home from work in the afternoon seems a bit too short sometimes.

In other reading news, I’ve begun reading a little Robert Frost every night when I lay down in the bed. I’ve got a book that contains all eleven of his books of poetry that I picked up years ago because “The Road Less Taken” had such an impact on me back in high school. I’m a little ashamed to say that I never read much other than the poems I knew and loved before buying the book, but I’m changing that now.

That seems like enough about me. How was your week? Hope it was good and that you have a great weekend. I know I’m looking forward to having a day off and getting a few things done around the house. What are your plans?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to pop in anytime, there’s coffee in the pot more often than not.


#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week.  If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump.  I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

It is hosted by Eclectic Alli. Check out her post for the week and maybe post a share of your own!

12 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare 2019-02-08

  1. I have to confess my writing this week was zero. I usually leave it to the end of the day through the week and the result is it occasionally doesn’t happen. I really should do the same as so many of you coffee sharers talk about and do some on my lunch break.

    Thanks for the coffee, have a nice weekend.

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    1. Lunch break writing can be great and it does alleviate the end of day stress sometimes around getting some words down, but don’t beat yourself up. I have too many zero word days and sometimes zero word weeks than I like to talk about.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It is so powerful. I remember being forced to memorize and recite a poem in English class and dreading it. Enter Robert Frost and his two roads lying there in the yellow wood and suddenly memorizing a poem wasn’t such a bad thing. Reciting it in front of the class on the other hand…

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  2. The Road Not Taken also impacted me greatly in my younger years. I find flash fiction to be such a good exercise, but I often find it hard to keep to 100 words. I love the Friday Fictioneers group, so many talented writers there.

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