I admit, I had a lot of ideas when I started this blog. Sometimes, I feel like I’m stretching the idea farm just a little too much.
I’ve seen a running theme through all these book bloggers and authors. Ever notice how a lot of them talk about coffee? I like a good cup of coffee, but let’s not uphold the stereotype, shall we? Personally, if I’m writing, I’d like a nice chilled glass of sweet red wine or a rum and coke over ice. Maybe a strong pot of flavored tea.
What is it about coffee that hooks people so? Is it the warm, buttery flavors? The caffeine? The rich, creamy possibilities of creamer? I’m a sucker for Highlander Grog, myself. It’s butterscotch and rum. What could go wrong with those flavors?
I’ve seen writers brag about how much coffee they drink in a day like it’s a trophy to be won and paraded about. Sure, I mean, if you’re into that. I’ll drink my morning cup, maybe a second, then I’m done. Maybe a third, if I’m feeling up for it.
Or, sometimes, during those long writing days, getting another cup or warming up the half-drank cup is something to do. It’s a task that takes my eyes away from the computer. I get to stare out of the window, stretch my legs, make sure the dogs still have water, maybe think about laundry.
Sometimes, I get the feeling that some of these authors are more preoccupied with being a writer than they are with writing. But that’s just me.
Also, side note – Caroline Eversole and the Gilded Gauntlet has made it into round 2 of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project, an indie book contest held by the library system. Whoo! Probably won’t win, but I can dream.