Weekend Coffee Share 4/20/18

Exif JPEGIf we were having coffee today, I’d show you my brand new mug. In fact, I just bought it today. Couldn’t resist. Not that I NEED another coffee mug.  Well, on the other hand, I do need another one because two of mine developed cracks inside — in the glaze — and they have now been relegated to the “find another use for them” shelf. They still make great holders for plastic silverware, pens/pencils, flowers, or napkins.

But the truth is that I wasn’t shopping for any more mugs. I just happened across this lovely little blue one that has sort of a quilted texture on the outside. So I bought it, and if you were joining me for coffee, I’d even let you use it.

I’d probably also tell you that I’m getting very frustrated with myself because I’m working on three books that need to be finished and sent to market, but I keep dragging my feet. And now, I’m toying with starting a fourth because I’ve already named my main character. And I don’t have anything to do with her if I don’t give her a story. This situation is one of those experiences that so many of us have as writers: we come across an individual with a particular character trait, a particular look, or a particular name, and we just KNOW that we have to use it in a book.

That’s what happened to me a short time ago. I met a young lady — a waitress in a local restaurant — whose name is Sadie Rose. As soon as I heard that name, I connected with it. It delighted my soul, and I told the young woman that I knew right then that I would have to use her name for a character in a book. She shared with me and the others at our table that she had been named for her two grandmothers, and she seemed very happy about that legacy.

So today I’ve been thinking about who will get to bear the name Sadie Rose in my next story.  Will my Sadie be a waitress too — or a lawyer — or a truck driver — or a —– well, you get the idea. I’m still waiting to find out the answer to that question myself. And I just have to get that story started. I know I should finish at least one of the other books first, but — as I’m sure many of you out there know — a writer’s life just doesn’t follow normal patterns a lot of the time. Anything can strike the spark of inspiration that leads to a great story. And I’ve begun more than one story on less inspiration than a delightful name like Sadie Rose. So I’d better put on another pot of coffee. I’ve got a lot of thinking — and writing — to do this weekend.

 


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9 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share 4/20/18

  1. I know the feeling of “0kay, God.” Which way do I go first! And then you know. I enjoyed coffee together this morning online!

  2. A beautiful mug Sandra – I am not surprised you couldn’t resist buying it.
    All the best for getting some writing finished before starting on the next one.

  3. Nice mug. Nice name, Sadie Rose, and I am sure you will find just the right character to give that name to.
    By the way, I used to get cracks in my glaze also. I stopped nuking them in my microwave. Now my new cups stay clear, because I don’t nuke them. 🙂 Just a hint!
    I recently purchased an insulated cup from Keurig. Now while I work on my blog, my coffee stays hot. Before, I would forget to drink the coffee while engrossed in writing. Yuck! I didn’t like cold or cool coffee. Just another hint from one coffee drinker to another. 🙂

    1. Yes, I’m pretty sure the microwaving is part of the problem, but most of my mugs and cups handle it without a problem, so I tend to keep using the ones that can handle it. I do have a couple insulated cups, but I don’t like using them. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s that they are such different material and shape and I’m such a creature of habit that I can’t get comfortable with them. The other thing is that when I do use them, my coffee or tea eventually does get cold, and I still have to warm it up in the microwave, and then I have to pour it into a different container to do that because my insulated cups can’t go into the microwave.

      But I agree about the “yuck.” I cannot stand lukewarm coffee. I can drink iced coffee occasionally, but unless it’s a deliberate choice — and it has some sugar in it — I can’t do iced either. I don’t put cream or sugar in my hot coffee or tea, but iced is a different story. But the lukewarm is terrible. I’ve often said I understand why Jesus said He would spew us out of His mouth if we were lukewarm. That’s the way I feel about a mouthful of lukewarm coffee. 🙂

  4. What a dilemma Sandra. You had best fill that mug up whilst we have a chat about Sadie Rose. Great name. Must admit I can’t see a lawyer with that name – she would have changed it probably to Rose. I still think of Sadie the cleaning lady when I hear the name Sadie (perhaps that is just a problem for Australian readers.) At least having the problem you have when you do get one published and your readers are crying out for more you have some that will be able to follow quickly behind.
    The coffee tasted good in that cup. Thanks

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