Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Emily at nerdinthebrain.com. If we were having coffee today on July 1st, I’d tell you that:
*I still drink hot coffee, despite how warm it is outside, and that warmth seems to glide through the windows. Heaven help me though, I cannot thrive in a blacked-out room. There are some days I’ll put an ice cube or two in my coffee, though. How about you?
*It’s been another week of book promotion and finding people who will review my book, which means contact numerous book bloggers. You know, I did a LibraryThing giveaway, and I keep wondering when those reviews will trickle in? I should not be so hasty, though. This book is at least twice the length of the books I have published in the Made for Me series. I just don’t know what to expect, and I felt like I started ahead of time as needed. Oh well, start sooner next time! Got it.
I’ve been doing more visual promo graphics for Detours in Time with Canva, and I posted a few here: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/detours-in-time-visual-book-promo-fun-with-canva/ I plan to make a visual book post once a week here.
Here is one that sets some character background:
*I have not been writing much because of all the promo attempts and writing author interviews. Okay, that is writing. I haven’t been doing the fiction writing that I love. I did, however, write a short story for the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers prompt. Check it out: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/fffaw-the-search-ends-at-daylight/
I also wrote an eerie short story last night. I am not sure when I will drop it on the world, but I had to get the thoughts in writing, and I feel better for doing so.
*Other than that, there has been a lot of family time. My mother and my son currently don’t drive, but I think things are coming together. At any rate, I get to spend a lot of time with them and our dog this summer. I also had a little getaway with my boyfriend for his birthday weekend. I wrote a short post on these happy glimpses of summer as well: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/summer-glimpses-beyond-book-stuff/ This includes my goal of yoga two times or more a week, which I’m proud to say I am doing!
*I spent an hour yesterday visiting an elderly lady from my church. I volunteered to do this; I do a few volunteer things through my church. I was nervous when I first started visiting two years ago, but she is so kind. She has memory problems, but she is in a really nice Assisted Living community. When I got there yesterday, one of the directors had been urging a few of the wheelchair bound patients to move down the halls in their chairs. She had been doing that too, so I continued to wheel her around. She loved it. Movement is so good for anyone’s mind. Then, we sat out back in the shade, just a short while. She seemed so much happier than usual. I am glad she has some good days, but I can even tell on not-so-good days that she is so appreciative of my visit, and she offers help to any others there; though I don’t think she could get up and fetch a glass of water, by gosh, she would try. That’s part of memory, forgetting certain things you can no longer do. I learn so much about attitude from her. I learn a lot about the mind, as I have learned from the nervous breakdown of one of my family members. I am not an expert on the brain, but I am learning that some things can spark a healthier brain, and I am learning to listen, even when things don’t make sense.
So, there’s my week in a nutshell! That kind of fits, whith my hazelnut coffee! How was your week? Leave me a comment, and go and check out other coffee shares at http://www.nerdinthebrain.com/weekendcoffeeshare-the-one-with-a-big-ol-announcement/
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Have a great week!