If We Were Having Coffee (#14)

“Hey!  Good to see you again!”  I’ll give you a hug, if you’re open to hugs, because I’m in a hugging mood today.

Let’s settle in this lovely living room I’ve created in my imagination, overstuffed chairs (and a few old-fashioned, wood framed, lightly padded ones too, so you have options), the walls lined with shelves of books, the window looking out on some spectacular scene — city-scape, the ocean, mountains, lakes, mountain-lakes… take your pick.  It’s a living room of dreams, so it can take the form you want.

 I’m not actually drinking coffee this time, I need to detox a little bit after the spree of caffeinated beverages I had yesterday.  My NaNoWriMo region held a coffee-shop-hop, moving around the area from one coffee shop to another, writing our hearts out on our novels.  I spent an unhealthy amount of time at one of the shops, and then moved on to the next one with the group for a while.   I do not want to count how many shots of espresso I had in that time….  So, today is a bit of a detox day so that Monday mornings coffee can still be effective.

I can’t quite believe November is half over, but I’m really enjoying the work that I’ve been doing on my novel.  It’s kind of cool to watch the story finally unfold — after having vague ideas about it for so long it’s cool to see how things are playing out.  I’m actually starting to look forward to the editing and revising process!  REALLY hope that feeling lasts!

Not a whole lot else happened this week. I wrote a lot.  I spent large quantities of time in coffee shops for said writing.  We had a great threat of winter weather this week, which resulted in a little ice – but nothing too grand.

I feel like I’ve hit that point where my story is taking over much of my thought and energy — so I’m afraid my conversations are getting repetitive and dully, as I just keep trying to work through the story points over and over again.  Hopefully I’ll break through that soon — editing and revisions will at least cause me to look at it a bit differently and vary the conversation topics a tad.

In the meantime, what has your week been like?  Anything exciting going on?  What challenges are you facing?


3 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee (#14)”

  1. I love the room, and hugs are awesome! My feet are freezing, so if you don’t mind, I’m going to snug up in this lovely cushy chair and grab a nice lightweight blanket to keep my toes toasty.

    NaNoWriMo eats my brain pretty much every year, and I’m very thankful most of my friends and family are familiar enough with me and what has come to be known as “my time of the year” to put up with my inane drivel about dragons, or stone trolls, or selkies, or mermaids, or…

    Fantasy, it’s not just a genre, it’s a way to test your friends…

    So, a couple of friends and I have made a pact to start using our blogs again. We want to get folks back into blogging (like you do!) and return to that nice time before facebook sucked up our lives. If they’re keen on it, we might start a weekly writing prompt (which was waaaay too much fun and brought us some of the most awesome short stories ever!). It would be great to have you join in the fray, if you’re interested.

    Have a great week, and thanks for the coffee.


    1. Thanks for coming!
      A weekly writing prompt — that might be fun! I am trying to not commit to any (more) regular writing things (because I have such plans..oh the plans… for the coming year and I don’t want to stretch myself so thin that nothing happens) but that would certainly be a fun way to challenge myself on occasion! 🙂
      “Fantasy, it’s not just a genre, it’s a way to test your friends…” I LOVE it!


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