How do you start your morning? Do you have to have a cup of high-octane coffee before you are ready to face the world? Do your loved ones and co-workers know not to bother you until your mug is empty? Or, do you jump out of bed with a smile on your face, ready to greet the morning?
I Have to Have Coffee
I have to have coffee. I need the caffeine to keep the migraines at bay. My neurologist told me to take it by pill or drink it. I prefer to drink it. Hubby and I go through at least a pot per day. And yes, we sleep fine. https://deboraharmstrong.ca/2021/02/25/coffee-and-romance/
My Characters Have Their Morning Coffee
Every morning, I fill up my extra-large mug (I have a few) and head into the writing cave. All of my book characters start their mornings with coffee. Drinking coffee gives them something to do while speaking or mulling over a problem.
In Love’s Games, my heroine Davina concentrates on the mug of coffee she has brought Foxx instead of his naked body that is dripping water from an early morning swim in the lake. She’s started her morning happy. What happens when her coffee goes cold? Does her morning improve, or does it get tossed like her coffee?
In Love’s Challenges (coming soon, I promise), Jack Thomas starts his morning with coffee and some heavy thoughts. Will he figure out what’s tearing at his band? Will they survive their tour? When he meets Molly, she’s having her morning coffee. What better way to meet! https://youtu.be/erywPdFfORE
In Bates, Jon Bates meets a woman in a coffee shop. Although their conversation is brief, will they meet again? Will they connect over their morning coffee?
While I write this blog, I’m sipping my coffee. It’s my third cup this morning. I’m reminded of my parents, and that coffee was their beverage of choice. My dad would never refuse a cup of coffee, especially when someone made it for him. My mom would always take a break from gardening by having a cup of coffee. We never had a visit without a cup of coffee in hand.
How do You Take your Coffee?
Are you a coffee drinker? If so, do you need it first thing in the morning to get started? Is tea your preference? I would love to hear what gets your morning started for you.
In the meantime,
Deborah Armstrong is an expert in writing engaging and scintillating romance. For example, in the Davina and Quinn Love series, Deborah Armstrong writes hot and spicy contemporary romance with a touch of country, inviting her readers to experience Hollywood, New York City, and her very own dairy farm in Canada. However, in the Game Changer series, Deborah uses the foothills of Alberta as her setting for her sensual romances. Deborah Armstrong’s books are for you if you love passion, drama, and suspense in your romance stories.