#weekendcoffeeshare. November’s Over, and Now….


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!



Author: PamelaS.Canepa, Writing and Living

I am a writer who also teaches reading and writing, currently. In 2016, I self-published an e-book and its sequel, and I am learning the art of self-promotion. I published a full-length time travel novel as of 6/16/17 and its sequel in the summer of 2018. Life is a trip, and writing is the best escape for me! Learn about my award-winning sci-fi novel, Detours in Time, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF Visit me at https://about.me/pamela.schloessercanepa

18 thoughts on “#weekendcoffeeshare. November’s Over, and Now….”

  1. I hope you are writing down your dreams. They might very well be story ideas. But they might also end up being something more. Write them down as detailed as possible.


  2. Congratulations on your novel. Well done. While I should be having a writing break as things really get busy for us at the end of the year with concerts etc, the muse turned up last week and after having my last effort to write up about my time in Paris in 1992 was rudely dashed by a hail storm crashing through the roof and not long after I had serious computer problems. It was like a conspiracy. So, I’m working like a trojan researching, writing and blogging as I go. I am actually starting to see a plan open up. It’s a definite Eureka moment except I won’t be running naked down the street.
    Thanks for the coffee.
    xx Rowena


  3. Congrats on the NaNoWriMo word count, I participated this year too and it was a fast & busy month. It is the first time I wrote a novel, and NaNoWriMo was the kind of drive I needed to get from point A to point B. Enjoy your writing break and your Christmas holidays. Thanks for sharing.


  4. 45000 words! That’s some cool writing you have done. I have to catch up on my reading this December as well, for I have to complete my Reading Challenge for the year!! Enjoy your break and happy reading and happy holiday season too!


  5. How wonderful that you’re allowing yourself a bit of a break, self-care is so important in all of its forms!

    I’ve been looking for a new show to watch and am intrigued by Glitch! I’ll have to check it out, sounds perfect for me 🙂

    Hope you have a lovely week ahead!


  6. I am a physician working full time in Hematology and Medical Oncology. I am also a lifelong lover of books, reading, and writing. I recently decided to start blogging and I’m deliberating on starting to write a book possibly!


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