Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Emily at nerdinthebrain.com and soon to be hosted again by parttimemonsterblog.com. As you can see in the photo, there are many days lately where my coffee of choice is ICED! The heat here in Florida is amazing lately. This coffee drink was iced mocha. Yum! I actually met with some friends and fellow writers Thursday for a fellow writers’ chat. Hence, the above photo, which is perfect for summer! If we were having coffee today, on the 9th of July, I would tell you:
*Book News: Most days this week, I have sold one or two of the Detours in Time books at Amazon. Some days, I think it’s because of the book postcard I gave to the cashier or customer service manager at the grocery store or the coffee shop. This is one way I’m getting the word out. I got a graphic designer to make this design, and then I ordered the postcards to be printed. I hand them out in many places, and Wow! They look very professional, and they make me look legitimate, so they make me talk to people about my writing! Imagine that! People don’t know I’m an author. I need to tell them! I should be proud! I worked hard on this book. I paid for editing, cover design, graphics, postcard, formatting, and there’s something I missed, but you get the drift. I should be proud. Plus, I really enjoyed the writing of this book. I do this because I enjoy it, so I should be proud. I’m working on this poem in my mind about it. It’s like, I’m displaying my talent and hard work, so I don’t want people to ignore or to look away, even if I am only earning a few dollars on it. Well, there are some days it seems no one sees my Facebook posts, and sometimes you’ll have some days without a sale. Come on, you indie authors know what I’m talking about! Anyway, I’ll likely order more postcards. It has been fun talking about my writing with strangers. (It’s helping me develop my elevator pitch). 🙂 This is what it looks like, designed by Kat Mellon:
Also in book news, a big thanks to Jackie O. who, starting Monday, gave me a book/author feature on her blog this week! See it at https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2017/07/03/bring-your-books-5-author-zone/
Another round of thanks to Katrina Robinson, who hosted my “Interview with a Character” from Detours in Time this Weds., 7/05. Please visit and give it a read at https://calliopewriting.com/2017/07/05/guest-blog-post-interview-with-a-character-from-pamela-schloesser-canepas-detours-in-time/ It is a different sort of post on the blog tour for my new sci-fi novel, Detours in Time.
This week I have also have a book spotlight at princessofthelight.wordpress.com. They are pleasant to work with, and have a lot of Twitter followers who have retweeted my book spotlight!
*A big topic of discussion with my fellow writers at coffee was recent movies. I had been bad about attending movies, but I have finally seen The Guardians of the Galaxy 2, (and then rented part 1 on Netflix) and more recently, Wonder Woman. I loved both! There has been a lot of talk about theology in Wonder Woman, and then, I saw another article that cited Buddhists principles in Wonder Woman! The point is, people are seeing a moral or spiritual element in the movie, and I noticed a similarity of the god Ares’ fall to that of Lucifer. I did not love it for the fight scenes, but for many of the other elements present. Many people are seeing different things. Go see it! GOTG: it’s just awesome, full of action, great music, and characters you can easily fall for. Enough said. See them both, especially if you love sci-fi and superheroes. Next up, War for the Planet of the Apes. I am there! I’ve seen people guffaw at it as racist. Huh? You can see it in many different ways. What I see is that the apes are closer to nature than mankind, and therefore they would save it (and fight for it) as opposed to our destruction of the planet. I know the original condemns mankind for blowing up the planet, and it made quite an impression on the young me. I am curious and will certainly see this one too. My next on Netflix is The Man From UNCLE. Yes, I’ve seen it before, but it’s worth a revisit! Spy intrigue, handsome lead, 60’s fashion, 60’s classic cars, exciting love story, and HENRY CAVILL. I am a fan. 🙂 Worth revisiting!
*Writing? Yes, I wrote a story this week! Well, two, but one of them is still secret. The other is a flash fiction that I wrote here on WordPress for the Flash fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge. It is in reaction to a photo prompt. I love these and will likely try them with my English Language Arts students. Someone should love writing like I do! Here is my response: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/flashfictionforaspiringwriters-i-took-the-fall/
*So, beyond that, I got the dog groomed, spent some time with my son, went to Artwalk with my significant other, and read at least one book this week, and there were two yoga classes. I also went to a fundraiser yoga class this morning that was different than my usual practice. It was great, even though I modified a lot. Yes, it is a common thread in my posts. Yoga-dogs-books. If I spend my time doing those things, it means I am loving my life!
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Thank you for reading this far, especially if you haven’t tired of me “spitting out the butt-ends of my days and ways,” (From a T.S. Eliot poem) which amounts to: Yoga, books, dogs. Add Family. Friends. Coffee! I shall have to add food next time. 🙂 Have a great week!