>A nice cold Diet Coke and we’re off!
>I’m all set. I’m going to start a blog. Hmm…I’m kind of thirsty. Mid-90’s, too hot for PG Tips tea. Ohh…I think there’s a Diet Coke with my name on it. Okay, I’m back. And that’s about how it goes for me, the writer, to get focused on my writing. I need just the right atmosphere: quiet…I mean really quiet (i.e.: the children are in school), soft lighting, and something wonderful to sip.
Being a writer is a bit like being a baseball player. We’re full of rituals and have to perform our series of OCD behaviors before we sit down and pound out a page, chapter, or at least a few words. No, we don’t touch our hat brim fifty times or spit chew onto the ground (well, maybe you do…who am I to judge?), but we do like things to be just so.
This led me to my blog title: sip-n-share with Susan. Let me know what you’re drinking as you comment on life, your writing, the world. Maybe a cup of calming chamomile is in order after schleping the kids to school and soccer. Or a steaming cup of espresso after a long steamy night…now, now, don’t go there…it was hot, you pulled weeds until your back couldn’t move, and ended the night with a long, hot, steamy bath. Maybe you’re a night writer, sipping a smooth glass of Cabernet while you pound out your quips and gems. (I’ve found I need a heavy serving of “DELETE” after I’ve “Written-On-Wine.”)
Whatever your choice of beverage, sit down with me, sip, and share what’s on your mind. What are you writing? What are you reading? What’s touching you (or making you crazy) in the world. I look forward to sipping and sharing with YOU!