Weekend Coffee Share. Back to Normal, My Version of it!

Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at http://eclecticali.wordpress.com

Our area was spared of the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, but sadly, the Bahamas was hurt. I spent a terribly exorbitant amount of time watching Netflix (The Walking Dead and Money Heist) and eating things I don’t normally let myself eat. The brookie, for example, was my best and most decadent find, a cookie baked into a brownie that sat by the checkout at a convenience store my son and I went to on a bored, stir crazy soda run. I shudder now to think of how that took me beyond my carb and sugar limit. Carpe diem, they say. 🙂 School was cancelled for three days, and my son’s job for two of them. We somehow survived with comfort eating and Netflix binges. I’ll own up to it.

I’ve been doing more edits in conjunction with my producer on my audiobook for Detours in Time. Soon, it will be released! I work on the Malachi manuscript when I get time. It is going to be strange, as it is 99% character study that ties in to my sci-fi series, but it will only have hints at some sci-fi goings on. The character is however, going through a very interesting time of his young life. Still, what the heck am I doing? I think it’s what the character wants me to do, therefore, it’s what I want to do! Life is short, and I have the ideas coming to me daily for the sci-fi followup; think of it as a younger generation Detours in Time, and yes, it is part of that series. Think of Star Trek, the Next Generation. I can only hope my strategy could be compared to such a giant…

On the writing front, I’ve been polishing some stories I’ve written over the last 3 years, two that had been entered into story-to-screen contests. I sent one of them off to a short story contest. The other, I’m considering converting from script to a story. I am trying to keep my eyes open for anthologies where they might fit, some are sci-fi, and some are supernatural/paranormal. Let me know if you hear of any anthologies taking submissions! I also wrote a poem titled “Psychedelic” this week in response to a one word prompt. It is about someone who had a very cool grandma. I didn’t know my grandma that well, so this is all imagination. Please view it here: “Psychedelic,” a Poem

The selfie is included because I just had my hair done today and I feel great about it. She styles it better than I ever could, as I normally don’t have patience for the hair dryer. There is a lot to be said for smiles! Smiling makes the bags under my eyes almost invisible. So, I thought I’d share. I will be getting new author photos done soon, since I hope to be publishing Malachi in March or April. That is, if my nerves don’t get to me, as in, how dare I depart from my sci-fi ways? How dare I place the focus squarely on one character and his struggles….I don’t know. I think I’ll get my nerve back. Not doing so will only lead to inaction, which I cannot stand; it interfered with my writing for too many years! Here’s to action, my friends, and forging onward!

Thanks for stopping by as I drank my cold coffee. At 97 degrees, it seemed called for. Have a great week!

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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! See my latest novel, Detours in Time, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF Visit me at https://about.me/pamela.schloessercanepa

19 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share. Back to Normal, My Version of it!”

  1. I too ate lots of stuff I shouldn’t have while hunkered down, lazing about, and watching tv during Dorian. Mega Stuf Oreos were the worst of it, I think. They were so good though, and not something I’ve had for years, so carpe diem, like you said! Have a great week!

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      1. I’ve watched Alone enough to know that in a survival situation, those extra pounds can be the difference in a survival situation. I was preparing for the worst. Hahahahahahaha!!!

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  2. What Dorian did to the Bahamas is terrible, but I’m glad it missed you. Sounds like your writing and such is going well. I’m sure a slightly different take, focusing on a character, will be fine. I know conventional wisdom tells us that we need to stay within limited boundaries so our readers know what to expect, but every one of my favorite authors seem to reinvent themselves every time they write a new book… Have a great week!

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  3. Glad to hear you’re all safe! I love your hair! I have bangs and have been debating growing them out again. Brookies are the BEST!

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  4. Glad to hear that you were spared from Dorian. The Bahamas… well, I couldn’t help it, I had a meltdown cry over it. Had to turn the tv off and watch DVD’s. I saw some footage of a place that I visited… a really beautiful and awesome place…. now a million shards of wood, stone, and shattered glass… it just broke my heart! I was on my knees praying for hours. The Bahamas was the first place I ever traveled out of state, and country. It was my first view of the world outside my little tiny village in central Ohio. Ahhh, I wane sad today. My heart wants to be there “boots on the earth” helping them recover. ahhh, time to say some more prayers I think… Shalom, Bear

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  5. Your hair does look very lovely! I totally understand the need for cookies and binge watching Netflix during a scary thing like a hurricane. Sounds pretty good to me. I’m happy Dorian passed you, and that you and your family are safe.

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  6. Pamela, I’m just about to head off to sleep and have been catching up on a few of the coffee share posts and they’re starting to blur into a confusing kaleidoscope. Congratulations on your writing. The brookie sounds like my kind of treat. I have a serious sweet tooth.
    I was late and missed the link-up this week. So, here’s a link to my coffee share post: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/weekend-coffee-share-9th-september-2019/
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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