Stories Served ReCap over Coffee

 

Good morning, Everyone. Did you get yourself a cup of something hot and comforting? My coffee needs a minute to cool down. Let’s catch up.

Spring is trying to burst forth, but the COVID-19 has us stranded at home. It is getting personal. Several people I know were diagnosed with the virus, and a few are in critical condition. Scary. I’ve been watching How to make your own masks videos. I have a drawer full of bandanas and am not afraid to use them.

I am impressed with my New York State and Suffolk County leaders taking an aggressive stance and advocacy to see us through this crisis. There are no braver people than healthcare workers. They are on the front line, dedicated, and working tirelessly through the fear and horror. They deserve our cooperation, gratitude, and support each day.

On the writing front, Daily Bread is going through beta readers to check on basic readability, story flow, and authenticity. So far, the feedback has been constructive and positive. The query letter and synopsis will get a professional look-see edit this week. Finger crossed.

The 2020 Blogging A to Z April Challenge is, as always a challenge, but is going well so far. Each day, except Sundays, I post a Journal On! Daily Writers Workshop lesson and three levels of prompts. Teachers and parents have sent me positive feedback and suggestions. I am encouraged.

I slugged down the coffee and need a refill. It’s time to get the day moving.

That’s it, Everyone. Stay home. Be resourceful. Call to check on neighbors, friends, and family. Practice patience and kindness. Look forward. And, for crying out loud, wash your hands! This will end.

Big thank yous go out to Ecelic Ali for keeping the Weekend Coffee Share up and running.

Have a safe and healthy weekend and week, Everyone. Make it great!

 

 

Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

Amazon Barnes & Noble IndieBound

4 Comments on “Stories Served ReCap over Coffee

  1. Hi, Antoinette – I’m so sorry to hear that several people you know have been diagnosed with COVID. I am not at that point yet, and dread it happening.
    Glad you are well and keeping busy.
    Stay safe.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I pray it does not get to this point in your neck of the woods.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: