If we were having coffee – 7 November 2015

It’s once again a weekend! Even though it felt as though the week was long and full of events, it now feels like is whooshed by in no time.

If we were having coffee, well then I would have to deceive you and propose you some tea, orange juice, water or milk, I can even make you a hot chocolate if you wish. There just won’t be any coffee. I won’t be abel to have you over for long, S came back from London last night. So once he gets home from work I won’t linger on the computer very much.

If we were having coffee tea, I would ask you how you are doing. How are you? Are you enjoying fall/autumn (never know who could be visiting 😉, now do I?)? If you write, are you participating in NaNoWriMo? If you have a blog, are you participating in NaNoWriMo, I prefer NanoPoblano? Have you been spending quality time with your family, friends, loved one? What are your projects for the weekend?

A girl lost in Time - Solveig Werner, working title, NaNoWriMo If we were having coffee, then I’d probably tell you how glad I am that S is back, being a single parent is hard, and I am happy that I am not actually a single parent. I would tell you that I spend a lot of time with my mother. I spend a lot of time with my parents this week, who had a very good friend over. I would tell you that I have been crazy enough to sign up for both NaNoWriMo (find me under SolveigJW) and NanoPoblano.I am a bit short of yesterdays writing goal, and am not sure how much I will get one this weekend. My story has been unfolding nicely, and I even found a cover image, a photo I took the other day which does fit perfectly with my story. It is the photo of a sculpture by Seward Johnson.

I made a new friend the other day whilst in the park, a girl who is also participating in NaNoWriMo and it was definitely nice to have a chat.

This week, I wrote on various topics on my blog. On Sunday, I published a list on why writing in a notebook is great, and that post just seemed to be loved, the disadvantages will be up tomorrow. Then on Wednesday I wrote about what I have been observing lately regarding young graduates and the job market, and it seems that this post has struck a chord with many people, most comments are the length of a blogpost…

If we were having coffee, you would probably want to know about my plans for the days to come. Now what are my plans? Well it does look like a lovely day, so we’ll be outside a bit. I am going to enjoy some good tea with S and little one. I want to discover some new parts of Paris to share here, maybe not this weekend, maybe during the week. Maybe I’ll try to see a few friends in the weeks to come. I will work on my novel, and on my blog. I already have a plan for December and November is just 7 days old…

This coming Wednesday I will be doing my second guest post! Gulara Vincent is having me over to share the reasons why I write. I do recommend that you check out her very inspiring blog. In September I did my very first guest post over at Confessions of a Broccoli Addict where I shared a memory of my grandmother and a love for a poem.

Thank you so much for joining me for our little chat. Make sure you go over to Diana’s blog Part-Time Monster, she hosts this weekly linkup, checkout her coffee post and then check out the other coffee shares, if you have your own join the linky with yours!

Have a great weekend, and a good week to come!

© Solveig Werner 2015. All rights reserved.

If we were having coffee – 12 September 2015

If we were having coffee, then I would greet you with a big smile.
Come in! Sit! I am so excited to have you here today!

But before I tell you why I am jumping up and down, how are you? What have you been up to since last time you joined me for a drink. Sorry, still no coffee here (but that does not mean that you have to leave now). What about a nice hot chocolate? I’ll even add some vanilla.

After I have asked you a ton of questions, you’d probably want to know what I have been up to this week, an of course what the big news is.

So, this week I went back to work, and I really enjoyed it. I went to the new park not far from here, the Martin Luther King Parc, took a lot of pictures, that way I can decorate my future article about it.
On Thursday afternoon, little one started to sneeze, and the situation deteriorated quickly in a night marked by a big fever. But nothing could wipe the smile of her face.
I have managed to blog quite a bit this week, but none of my other writing projects have advanced in a long time now. Yesterday I posted a list of some of my favourite blogs.

And now to the news, my blog is celebrating it’s 6 month anniversary!!! The first post went up on the 12th of March 2015! Since then so many things have happened, I now have almost 200 followers, and almost 100 posts (this is number 97). A few weeks ago, an author, who I could find no where on the internet, wrote me an email, thanking me for the review I had posted here.  In order to celebrate these 0.5 years of my blog, and because I have been asked where I can be found… I have decided to set up a twitter account. You can now find me as @SolveigJW
When my blog started out, I did not have a lot of followers, and there are some posts that I would love to share with you. Such as this one about an artist we met on a walk.

In order to make navigation easier, now that I am no longer a novice, I am trying to reorganise my menu/categories/tags, meaning that things might be a bit messy and harder to find over the next few days. I also want to try to establish something that resembles a schedule, on Mondays there will be a photo with its story, on Tuesday I’ll try to join #BlogBattle, on Fridays it’s book review day, on Saturdays it’s Weekend Coffee Share. I’d love to do a regular (maybe monthly feature) of having authors for interviews, I really enjoy doing interviews and have not done any in ages.

If all of this wasn’t enough, I have another reason to celebrate. On Monday I will be doing my first ever guest post. Ula is kindly having me on her blog Confessions of a Broccoli Addict as part of her Monday Inspirations Series. I am so exited!

Now it’s time for you to leave, and head over to Diana’s Blog Part-Time Monster, check out the Coffee Share Linky, join in with your own post and read those of the others. As it is raining I hope you have equipped yourself with an umbrella, if not, I will lend you one. And if you were wondering, the badge on top of the post, well it is kindly provided by Part-Time Monster.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for joining me for coffee (hot chocolate?), Solveig

© Solveig Werner 2015. All rights reserved.