Please, grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit with me. I have been out of things for awhile and I only just learned that eclecticali has taken over #weekendcoffeeshare and I want to say a big thank you! I’ve always enjoyed writing and reading these posts and have missed it!
If we were having coffee, I would try to catch you up on my writing and my life while asking about you. I feel that I’ve gotten to know so many of you and this is the forum where we could always share and catch up with each other. As for me, it has been a tough winter here in the Ohio Valley in the U.S. A long winter that started in November and hasn’t ended yet since it frosted last night. Very cold, snowy. Spring is trying to come, but it’s a very late spring since in two days, it will be May!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I took a rather long writing break during the winter. I was in the middle of my novel and for those of you who have written a book, you know that the middle is the hardest part. I put it down and have just now picked it back up again. I feel like I’ve now gotten some perspective on it and can continue to write. Sometimes, you have to get some distance. The distance helped me and I think, now, I can write with a vengeance.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been without a dog for over nine months now. That’s the longest I’ve ever been without a canine companion in my life. I had a dog during this time, but she was a fear biter so that didn’t work out. I’m waiting on a puppy! I’m excited about that and hope that this works out. Anything can happen with puppies, so right now I’m just keeping my fingers crossed. I should know in about two weeks about the puppy, so be hopeful for me!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I don’t do well without a dog in my life. I’ve always had a special relationship with them.
If we were having coffee, I would share with you that my husband is waiting to see a neurosurgeon. He has a back issue that is painful and somewhat disabling. We are both worried and hope that he can try physical therapy first. We don’t intend to jump into surgery.
If we were having coffee, I would ask you to tell me how you have been and what is going on with your writing and your life. I’ve missed hearing your stories! I’d also like to know if there is a badge or image that we should put on our #weekendcoffeeshare posts? Thanks!
Thanks to electicali for hosting #weekendcoffeeshare
I have not ‘met’ you before and look forward to learning more about you.
Nice to meet you, Collins!
Hello, hello! Thank you for the coffee! The weather here in Colorado is a bit back and forth right now, some days Spring, some days Winter again, but I have a feeling the last snow will be the last we see until October. Writing is slow and I have no idea what I am doing but it’s been fun. Fingers crossed everything with your new puppy goes well and that your husband will get some answers and quick treatment.
Hello! Read Stephen King’s book, “On Writing,” if you’re struggling! Nice to meet you. I will post pics of the puppy who is arriving right after May 12.. Nice to meet you!
Oh, good tip! I actually read it a few years ago and it was a great motivation and comfort when I was feeling afraid. I think it deserves reread right about now. Thank you so much!
Welcome back Rosemary. I hope that the surgeon has come up with a plan of action that doesn’t involve surgery first. I agree – you have to have some distance before you can really finish your book. I can do the initial write but I have to leave it before I start the rewrite and editing. I don’t know about the badges. I am using an old coffee symbol that I think is about two years old. Thanks for coffee and hope you have a good week.
Thanks, Irene. Good to be back!