If We Were Having Coffee, March 17th

st patricks day
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If we were having coffee today, March 17th, I’d invite you in for some coffee and cornbread. My husband made it. It’s delicious! He’s busy right now making corned beef and cabbage in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Perhaps you’ll stay for dinner. We’d love to have you.

As we sipped our expresso, I’d tell you how happy I am that spring is almost here. This winter wore me out. Not that is was a particularly bad one, but I need to feel the sun and am more than ready to get outside again. I’m feeling restless. The other day, I cut almost ten inches off my hair. Time for a change. It’s funny, the song I’m playing just said, “I’m pacing and patiently waiting…” Must be a sign.

Part of my Writing Playlist

I’d tell you how my husband and I just saw RENT at The Bushnell in Hartford. He bought tickets for my birthday back in November and I was thrilled. I love going to shows and RENT is my absolute favorite. It was the perfect gift. I’d ask you what your favorite gift was and if you enjoy the theater.


I’d tell you about my frustration with writing these days. I seem to be in a bit of a funk. I think it has to do with how busy life has been lately. My mother-in-law passed away and that same week, I broke my finger when I went to let Rocco out. He saw a skunk and bolted after it. My finger got caught in his leash. Not fun. I’ve had many moments of sitting in front of the computer, only to discover I have nothing to say. I know it will pass, but it’s incredibly frustrating. I’ve been focusing more on my long-term projects.

I just picked up a copy of Writing and Selling short Stories and Personal Essays by Windy Lynn Harris. I listened to an interview with her on a podcast and decided to order the book. It’s a wealth of information. Sadly, I don’t think my story I’ve been working on will work in this form, but I am very excited to find something new to write about. The Walk will eventually become a novel. I’d love to hear what you are working on.


As we finished our coffee, I’d ask you to come back soon. The days are getting longer and warmer and I’m sure we could visit outside on the patio. Meanwhile, you can read more #weekendcoffeeshare essays at Eclectic Alli’s site here.

Until next time…


  1. Hi Michele,
    Ouch! Sorry to hear about that broken finger. It looks painful but I hope it heals quickly and fully. I also hope your writing funk passes quickly – although I can’t see any kind of keyboard helping your finger heal. Funks can be a good time to read and catch up on what others are writing. Often many of the folks, even around this virtual coffee table have things that inspire me with ideas I want to pursue. I’m almost done with 2 books suggested by friends, so I’m almost ready to re-engage the pile of books I already had in place.

    I hope spring finds you quickly and ready to enjoy it real soon.

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    • Thank you for your kind words. Reading always helps! My TBR pile has become a tower, so your suggestion comes at the perfect time. 🙂 My finger is getting better and the days are getting warmer so all is well.


  2. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you all about my fantasy novel I’m working on and how when I’m writing, I become immerced in the world I’m creating. We’d brainstorm together and you and I would have new ideas once our chat is over. We’d have late late night writing sessions and talk about our productive nights over coffee some other time.

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