If we were having coffee I would offer you the best chair in my house. That’s the armchair facing the fireplace. Then I would bring out a large platter of thickly sliced homemade pumpkin bread with real butter. And pour you a jumbo sized steaming cup of something yummy. After you settled in, I would apologize for being an inattentive, distracted and downright absent coffee pal for the last few months.
This fall has been a giant cluster of crazy, expected and often just plan old frustrating events. I’ve dealt with some family illness, school projects that ate up whole weekends, a wild turkey invasion and I’m just finishing the guest bathroom remodeling project from hell. But I refuse to drag down our current good mood with all the sordid details! Believe me when I say only events of epic proportions would keep me from our coffee shares for this long.
After you fill me in on your Halloween plans, I show you the costumes I’m making for myself and the kids. I love to make costumes every year.
We’ll talk about your family and you fill me in on some current job drama. Then we talk about NaNoWriMo.
You already know Heather posted her fantastic plan for winning this week. But you didn’t know I’ve jumped into the NaNo fray too! It’s only a week away and I’m excited to share my news. This is my third time, so I have a good idea of what works for me at this point. My plan is to start with two different book projects. This might sound crazy to you, but when I get stuck on something in my writing I’m stuck! It can take a few days for me to process the issue and decide how I want to fix it. By having two projects going at once I can jump back and forth and not lose those any writing hours. If I end up with most of a good first draft of one project and some scattered scenes on the other project that’s fine with me.
Since I know I’m NaNo bound next month, it’s made me shift my writing focus this month. I’m spending all my time freewriting and brainstorming my new story. I’ve also joined a group of very active Twitter sprinters and we have been pounding the keys every Friday this month. I’ve managed to set down a few thousand words in every session. I’m also trying to stock pile all my November blog posts, including the one I’ve promised to write for Part-Time Monster’s Monday Monsters. My posts there are all on creatures from Hispanic myths and legends. It’s a great blog series and well worth reading.
Since we’re both pressed for time this weekend (those pumpkin seeds don’t roast themselves), and we need to put the finishing touches on our Halloween costumes, you slurp up and run. Before you leave we make a promise to do this again soon.
If We Were Having Coffee is a blog hop inspired and run by the lovely and talented Diana, over at Part Time Monster. Please drop by her place for coffee. You can also see what other bloggers are hosting a coffee party by checking out her hashtag: #WeekendCoffeeShare on Twitter.