Good morning! It’s nice to see you. I can offer you coffee and tea this morning. I have some wonderful green tea, if you’re brave, and some Jamaician coffee which can’t be beat. Besides that, I have morning blend coffee and English Breakfast tea. Please help yourself. We’ll be meeting in my writing studio.
I’m so glad you’ve come this morning. I enjoy our #weekendcoffeeshares so very much! Can you believe our weather? Yesterday, we had record heat. Here, at my house, it was 78F degrees in February! Then the storm last night. Right now, it’s 47 degrees here and it’s supposed to freeze tonight! That’s Kentucky, I guess. If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I would love to hear how your writing is going? After taking what amounted to a writing break, I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. I’m writing a little on my novel every day. I have a paid writing gig that I’m working on – a guest blog post for a very interesting website. I’m also trying to keep up here, with my blog. I would like to find a few more challenges here on WordPress. If any of you know of some challenges that involve writing longer pieces than flash fiction, please clue me in.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m trying to learn to use Twitter to find writing resources and grow my business. Do any of you make use of Twitter? One thing I’ve found is that there is a vast array of writing resources out there in the ether! So many resources there is no way I can keep up but I’m making use of the ones I find as I can.
If we were having coffee, I would let you know that I’m getting ready to go back to Florida in a month and take possession of the little home I bought there. I have so much to do before I can do that like do my income taxes! It’s that time of year and I’m always late getting started. I’m gathering my material together now. I have to take household items with me to Florida this time for my home there along with clothes that I want to leave there. I’m planning on staying a couple of months and then coming back to Kentucky for the summer. No summers in South Florida!! At least not yet. I’ll go back for the winter in October or November.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my writing goal is to write 10,000 words on my novel while I am in Florida. It is not an unrealistic goal and it will not stress me too much. I feel like traveling enriches writing and even though the story for my novel is in my head, perhaps I can use my travels to enrich my novel. My guest blog post will also be due during the time I’m there. It will be a challenge to get my home in good shape and meet my writing goals at the same time while I’m in Florida.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about an author, Rayne Hall, who I encountered on Twitter. He has written some very helpful books on writing. They are short, to the point. They are on topics like finding your voice, characterization, and more. I’ve found them helpful. Check him out. I found his books on amazon.
If we were having coffee, I would remind you that I like science so I’ve been really excited by the discovery of the fairly nearby Earth-like planets that scientists just discovered. The planets orbiting the star called TRAPPIST-1, in the Constellation Aquarius. I think the fact that these planets lie in the Aquarius Constellation is pretty cool, considering I’m a former flower child. 🙂 Back to the discovery! The planets are a mere 40 light years away, which is very far. Three of them, scientists say, could be ready for habitation within 10 years. The challenge for scientists is to find out if any of the planets are, indeed, habitable. For example, is there enough oxygen in their atmosphere? That’s only one question they have to answer. I’ll be following this story!
I’ll have to tell you goodbye for today. I must get to work! I’d love to hear about your writing and anything else that’s important to you in the comments! I look forward to reading your #weekendcoffeeshare!
Twitter – Ugh! Taxes – Double Ugh! I have a Twitter account but I just can’t think of one-liners 29 times a day. I think your brain needs to operate differently than mine does in order to master Twitter. And Taxes! There are so many little pieces of paper, and statements, and T-4s and dividend reports and it stresses me out. My blood pressure goes up and my brain gets all fuzzy and I get cold sweats. It’s awful! I need a drink now just because I read your post. :o)
Some great challenges I’ve found here on WP are FFfaw (Flash fiction for aspiring writers) and Friday Fictioneers. Try them, if you haven’t yet. I’ve responded to a few in the last two months on my own WordPress, if you want to look! Have a great week.
I’ve participated in both of these for many months now. They are good ones for Flash Fiction. I’m looking for challenges that are for fiction that is a bit longer. Let me know if you know of any!
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Hi Rosemary, Good luck with your move to Florida and your novel. I don’t know of any writing sources myself. A friend of mine recently self published a book and her blog is full of different information on publishing. I tried to joined Twitter last week to add my reviews and had a problem so I was lock out. They did mention I had broken several rules. I don’t need a lot of chap. Now I have a phone I may try again. Think Positive! Hugs!
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How nice to have a place for a warm retreat! Our weather has been strange too, here in Michigan. I love Kentucky, my hubs is from there.. The countryside is just gorgeous.
I love Kentucky too, particularly the Bluegrass. I live in the mountains and they’ve started to give me claustrophobia. I’m craving the ocean.
While I can’t cop to your love of science, I did manage to read “The Accidental Universe” and comprehend at least half of it:). Thank you for the delicious Jamaican coffee and wishing you luck with your new home!
You’re welcome and thanks a lot!