Welcome to the weekend coffee share, hosted by parttimemonsterblog.com. I so enjoy being a part of this blogging community! If we were having coffee, you’d get to know a bit of who I am. I’d tell you-
Now that November’s over, I am giving myself a writing break until the Christmas holiday. November was such a writing crunch! There was not enough time for reading. So, the start of December is giving me time to continue reading a novel, The Step, about a woman who was part of the Apollo space program, and to watch my favorite new Netflix show called “Glitch.” It’s mysterious and weird, and involves a lot of the history of a town come back to haunt them (almost literally); that’s why I love it. There are sure to be many plot holes, but it does get me to thinking. Considering, I am an avid fan of The X-Files and The Twilight Zone. 🙂
With an inspired thought process, I’ve had some wild dreams lately. Maybe these are story ideas in a disguised form, and I should take heed. I’m still mulling it over. But I know it arose from a picture a student drew yesterday of birds with dead fish laying at their feet. She left it under the desk. Another child found it later and said it was very dark, but I said, “Well, birds eat fish. I guess you could say that’s just life and survival. I suppose survival could be considered dark.” I honestly wasn’t grossed out by it. Maybe my answer wasn’t the best; I didn’t bring up survival of the fittest because I really prefer to promote peace in the classroom! I also don’t mind kids being creative in their down time. Nonetheless, I believe this innocent drawing inspired my survival dream of the Jurassic Park variety. Survival of the fittest, indeed!
Anyway, I’ll take inspiration anywhere I can get it. I finished out November with 45,000 words written of a new novel, but I still need to finish it. Yes, it’s just below the goal, but I still feel I have come away a champion. This is more than I’ve written in one month, ever! For more reflections on my NANOWRIMO process and experience, click here: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/a-november-to-remember-on-losing-graciously-yet-victoriously-in-nanowrimo-amwriting/
Work has been full of testing. There are mid-year tests in a few of the subjects, and I am a teacher who would prefer to teach and read with my students, but we have made it through the first week and it wasn’t all that difficult.
That’s my week in a nutshell. I tried not to overwhelm you with talk about my writing, as I know I’ve talked about it so much all month! Yet, it is still a big part of this post. I am remembering myself two years ago, wondering when I’d actually live out my dream of being a writer, if I’d have to wait until retirement, cursing myself anytime I’d forget to write down a story idea. Then again, my son was so much more of my responsibility back then, and he’s much more grown up now, though I still need to help him find another car…
How was your week? What has inspired you? I appreciate you stopping by and letting me share about my week! I encourage you to visit our host of the Weekend Coffee share at parttimemonsterblog.com!