Coffee fuels writers. It is a muse and friend that helps us stay awake to proceed during the creative ups and downs. Today’s guest post is by writer and coffee lover, Ardee-Ann. You can read more from her here. Want to be a guest writer for Daily Demitasse? Please read our guidelines then contact me.
It is November 2010, this is the 30 Days of Literary Abandon known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), a time during which many a budding novelist works feverishly to write a fifty thousand word tome that lays the groundwork for a future novel or perhaps novella. Many of this literary efforts are fueled by coffee, the nectar of the gods and the caffeine potion that has provided added impetus to many an author and artiste.
I am an aficionado of java juice and use it to keep my spirits from flagging and my inspiration running hot. I prefer to make a fresh pot with my French press using a nice dark roast to keep my pulse quickened and my heart pounding while many of my compadres prefer to make a 10 cup drip pot of coffee so that they have it ready as they need it. They don’t even necessarily keep the pot hot, they will microwave a cuppa joe to warm it up as they need a pick me up to keep the words flowing.
Many “NaNos” go to coffeehouses throughout the world to drink their favorite libation and work on their novels either alone or as part of a “write in” orchestrated by municipal liaisons across the world. Thus the world of coffee and that happy little bean keep the words flowing and the process underway for many participants. If you are a writer, please join us in 2011, we’d love to have you: http://nanowrimo.org.
Now, it is time to grind some French roast and make a pot of coffee to fuel my writing for another round.
Ardee Eichelmann is a 53 year old author who writes a little bit of everything except poetry and computer programs who fuels her words with caffeine, primarily from coffee that luscious little bean born of the hot sunshine and fertile soil, although she has been known to fuel up with strong iced tea on occasion too.
QOTD-What does coffee fuel you to do?