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Coffee Break Sundays (1/6/19)

 

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Welcome to a brand new feature on my blog!

I’m a huge fan of coffee, and will take any opportunity to grab myself a cup. So, with that in mind, every Sunday I plan to recap my week in the writing world and let you know what exciting events (sleeping.. walking.. eating.. sleeping) have been happening in my life! It’s also an opportunity to for me to thank you for reading.

So, thank you! And I really do mean that.

Now, caffeine at the ready…

1/6/19              COFFEE BREAK SUNDAY

Well, that’s my first official week as a blogger done. I’m not even sure if I can call myself a blogger yet. I spend far too much time on Pinterest (once you start pinning, you can not stop) and have received a handful of hits every day (something I’m so grateful for, by the way) so does that make me a blogger now?

I’ve had so much fun creating some short pieces of fiction (The Gift of Life) including trying my hand at ‘Microprose’ (A Child is Born) for the very first time over at YeahWrite and other writing prompt websites. I find that having a set deadline to  achieve something small that you really enjoy doing makes you get into the right gear. It’s so difficult to be productive, and even when you are being productive, are you really doing anything worthwhile? The fact that I can get constructive criticism to improve is just great!

I’ve also posted a couple of other flash fiction pieces. Vanity in Peach and A “Happy” New Year? feel free to check them out if you have a couple of minutes to spare today. I feel that the latter post is especially powerful, remembering those who may be suffering in silence when everybody else is too busy celebrating.

I also had the honour of launching my Fabulous Fiction Friday series, which I hope will lead me to make contact with many awesome people through mutual support. It kicked off with a piece of microprose by Belinda Bekkers, titled ‘An Introduction‘.

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Out of the writing world, what have I been up to? Well, welcoming in the New Year of course. I’m confident that 2019 is going to be a great (and hopefully productive) year! I’ve also drank extreme amounts of coffee, walked many miles, tried my hand at photography (again) and tried to keep my brain in check.

Self-care is really important to me, something you will be able to follow with my Weekly Wisdom posts (coming soon; next Wednesday!) I promise it won’t be a lecture on how to live your life (is there anything worse?) but just a collection of ideas and practices that I personally find helpful.

Well that’s one cappuccino down and as it’s Sunday, the day for relaxing and taking stock, I’m sure there will be many more to follow. Thanks for joining me.

I hope you stick around for the next week of my writing journey!

Question: What do you do to aid productivity when it comes to writing? 

R.J x

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  1. Pingback: Weekly Wisdom (1/9/19) | R.J. Midgley

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