Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at eclecticali.wordpress.com
Today, I’m wondering why little, harmless things seem to make me sore. Sitting at the computer for too long, wearing some cute flats to work, sleeping on the wrong side. I’ll be okay if I stick to my self prescriptions of exercise, yoga, and chiropractic care. (I’m on the Gazzelle as I type on the phone). Still, sometimes life and work get in the way.
At any rate, age and schedule woes aside, I have much to rejoice over. Attitude might be almost half of starting to feel better, so let me get on that track and avoid telling you how many essays I need to grade! Positives: 1. All I have left is a test, then I’ll be done with my current class for teaching Gifted! 2. Spring break starts in seven days! 3. Despite a busy week, part of my extra efforts were due to being invited to talk at my school’s Literacy night about my books, writing process, and writing inspiration. Cue random auther event photo:
This was me at my first book signing in Nov., 2018. (So, it’s recent). I don’t have a photo from the Literacy event yet, but I can say it went well. I had a plan and wrote some things down. I gave away one of my kids’ books in a drawing. I also read from Detours in Time, having kids comment and answer questions about what I read. They participated, and during question times, some adults asked questions. One of them was about my writing inspiration (family, my dog, nature). I spoke about the kind of person I am and how thrilled I am to see a book with my name on it. My principal told me afterward just how much energy came out of me when I talked about my writing and inspirations. It was truly a compliment. I was pleased to do this, and it tickles me to think I may have inspired a young writer!
With the past few books, I have been thinking about the lessons one could learn from my books and what topics of thought I could provoke when they read my books. I believe I moving closer to producing writing that is meaningful besides being entertaining. One reader recently called my sci-fi writing “social science-fiction.” I like that. I think I’ll stick with it!
Simply put, life is challenging and my legs and feet are tired, but I love life, and I love what I do! I came home after Literacy night and snuggled up with my dog, who was glad to snooze next to me, calming me and easing away the excitement and any uneasiness I’d had about my day. Life is good! Have a great week, my friends.
Find out more about Detours in Time at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF
If interested in other books, such as the book for young readers, From Lost to Loved, A Stray Dog’s Tale, click on the author name when you go to the book link above.