Friday, November 10, 2017

Coffee and Writing

I worry that in writing this, I'll be giving away a secret that would be better kept under my hat, but I found the perfect writing spot today, and I really just want to shout out my neighborhood cafe: River Trail Roasters.

River Trail Roasters is a place that I have been wanting to go to ever since I heard about them earlier in the year. I believe they technically opened last June or July, but they have the best atmosphere and seating. A lot of places that I love in town are honestly too distracting. They're setup for canoodling and mingling, but I need a place that lets me be at peace and think.

I sat down with a lavender and honey latte at 1 p.m., and around 2:30 p.m. I grabbed a vegan wrap I had been eyeing since I came through the door. The seating has cozy, small tables around as well as a bar, where I sat, that looks out onto the street. The best part is because of how the place is setup, even when there's a line, it never feels suffocating or like there is too much going on.

For NaNoWriMo today, while sitting there for a couple of hours, I managed 1,200 words. I'm serious, if you want a delicious drink or snack, and a good place to read, write or mingle with one or two friends, you should check out River Trail Roasters in downtown. I didn't feel like anyone was intruding on anyone else there, and there was enough space to spend time there without feeling like a bad patron.

(But seriously, if you take up space in a cafe, make sure you're buying something at least once every couple of hours or so so you're not being unfair to them.)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

NaNoWriMo - Femme Trash is hosting virtual write-ins this year!

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

November Surprises

I left the apartment thinking that I was going to enjoy a rainy, autumn day's walk to the cafe to write. Instead, I was greeted by a beautiful view of the first snow of the season. Hello, November.

I also had a delicious five spice pumpkin cheesecake muffin from Five Stones Coffee Co., and I managed 1735 words today. 

Friday, November 3, 2017

NaNoWriMo Day 1, Reflection

Last night I did a virtual write-in with Melody and Ariel for day one of NaNoWriMo. This writing sprint I felt more successful than the first one Melody and I did pre-NaNo, word-count wise. I managed about 800 words this time, both from the end of the write-in to the few added words I got in before bed. Today I'm getting a late start on day two of my writing, but I have been writing some requested work on Tumblr and some collaborative work, so it's not like it's been a day without writing. I just haven't formally started my novel writing again for day two.

This year, I am also still coping with the reality that it is in fact November, and NaNo has begun. It's almost as if I'm still preparing for it, waiting for the clock to tick towards November 1.

Current struggles: 
I need to storyboard for the rest of this novel to know for sure where I’m going.

Current triumphs: 
It’s fun making fun of ourselves and saying we can’t write, but occasionally I can turn a GD phrase. And it’s nice to feel that in the heat of a writing sprint.

What are you working on, how far did you get after day one, what are your struggles and victories?

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Tidying Up

I deleted several posts tonight. I should be asleep, but I can't sleep, so I've done that. I needed to clear out the clutter and remove what did not matter anymore. I do the same thing every few months with my closet, so why not here? Most of the posts were much older, but a few were recent. I'll be cleaning up around here, and focusing more on the types of posts I make here.

In the meantime, enjoy some photos from September and October. This month I turned 27. Which still feels weird.