*Image courtesy of pixabay.com. I discovered this Coffee share idea through parttimemonsterblog.com which is why I love this blogging community! The opportunities for networking are tremendous! I hope to do this every Saturday. Seriously, I really needed some socializing today. Coffee share works like this:
If we were having coffee, I would share with you that it has been a great morning so far! I’m so glad to sit and share with someone, for I haven’t been very sociable lately. I signed up for NANOWRIMO and I have been writing my brains out; I am now around 17,000 words and feeling like I can’t do this! Actually, I am pretty sure I will finish, just not so sure about finishing 50,000 words in the month of November. If interested, see my blog post earlier today called #NANOWRIMO #characterinspiration. Sometimes, I need a break from writing and I’m looking at other people’s ideas. My #characterinspiration came from another writer’s idea to explore your character’s zodiac sign. Awesome, right?
I am so distracted lately, though, by politics, the election, our country’s reaction to the election, and the division still apparent in our country. I am determined to make everyone I know feel welcome and accepted. I have had two friends sign off or delete their Facebook accounts this week. Yes, it is that serious. So many times, I want to say, “Can we just stop talking politics and just be people now?” Yet, I do not want to silence anyone. Obviously, any who are upset are valid in feeling that way. I want to be upset, but I am not one of the marginalized. All I can do is stand up for them. In time I will figure out how. However, I will tell you, my mother and I can not talk politics in the presence of one another. Sad, I know. But it is more important that we love each other, and stubbornness runs in the family, so neither of us is going to sway the other. We know better than to try.
Another distraction is having to help my son get places. He had a car accident and will need to look for a new car when things are settled with insurance. This afternoon I had to take him to the bank and then to pay a bill. It was not a small trip, and after being sideswiped last week myself, I feel some anxiety when a driver gets too close or I’m going over a winding overpass. Yes, I kind of resent having to drive so far, but I tried not to be too negative. He is learning a lot of lessons right now. I am glad to help him pay his bills, as it is a part of growing up. I did mention he could mail it in ahead of time next month. 🙂
But as I said, it was a great morning! I am a glass half-full sort of gal. I gave my dog a long walk. Yesterday, I felt bad because it was his two year anniversary with us and I celebrated with him by, um, letting him snooze on my bed as I wrote, and letting him warm my feet on the bed last night. Not good enough, I know. So we had a long walk this morning, and what do you know, it benefitted me as well! This is part of my issue with NANOWRIMO. I am not reading a book, and it feels wrong. Exercise is a must so that I am not as stiff every morning. And not that I ever clean much, but I had a day off yesterday and didn’t do anything to improve my house because I just wrote and researched. It’s hard at times. At November’s close, if I have written more than I did this time last year, I will be satisfied. I have so many other small ideas that can pack a punch. I seem to be cut out for serializing; the tone changes, characters have grown, etc. etc. We shall see when I am done with this current novel. Honestly, I can’t wait to write a short story again!
Thanks for sitting down for a brief chat. Was it as one-sided as it seems? I must be a little jazzed on the caffeine. There is SO much going on! Please do share about your goals, dreams, frustrations, concerns, or even your favorite coffee drink today!
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