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How our coffee starts

Since I joined the coffee blog back in April of 2016, I have typically started my virtual coffee with some kind of description. Usually, I talk about my coffee. I think that for the next couple of weeks I am going to try talking about where I am having my coffee or favourite places that I have had my coffee.

This morning the hard wood of the table supports both my coffee mug and my laptop. I am surprised as I take this moment to study the table top that the groves in the table are deeper than I thought and they are highlighted with shades of white and black. Six boards of wood make up the surface and each board is a slightly different colour. I am aware of the hard surface of the armchair beneath me. As my attention shifts from the table, my hand is reminded of the hours of sanding and painting that went into the chair I am sitting on. I lovely shade of blue scuffed so that it looks aged to match my table. With a sip of my coffee, I shift my attention again to the windows and the dark quiet world outside.

If we were having coffee, I would share with you that my mother and son date last weekend was fun. We started at the bookstore and my son picked two books, “The Blackthorn Key” and “Mark of the Plague” by Kevin Sands. They sound interesting. I picked a couple books too even though I have a pile to catch up on. I picked Chris Colfer’s “The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell.” I have been wanting one of my boys to read this series but neither has taken any interest so I decided that I will give book one a try on my own. The other book that I picked up is “The Colour of Magic” by Terry Pratchett. This is book one in The Discworld Series. I think this series was recommended to me a while ago by Gary of Gary A Wilson Stories. The concept of Discworld is really interesting. There is some great reading on the horizon.

If we were having coffee, I would share that last year Brewing Coffee, Twisting Words & Breaking Pencils posts were about my real time experience writing my first novel. I choose for 2022 to be a year of coffees, but as I get deeper and deeper into editing my novel I realize that I could have done a whole year of posts about editing. Since it is my first editing a piece of my own writing that is so long the editing process has more to it then I imagined. I’m enjoying it though and it is fun to see the manuscript tighten up and grow as a solid piece of writing.

If we were having coffee, I have taken a causal Editor position with Twin Horseshoes Publishing. I am excited to dig into the current manuscript edits which I can’t share anything about just now but I will when the time is right.

If we were having coffee, I would push the coffee pot in your direction and sit back to listen to the details of your week.

By Shari Marshall – 2022


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup. Coffee share #58.

25 thoughts on “How our coffee starts

  1. I’m in the editing process of my second novel. It is so different from the first which I hope means that I learned a lot between the first book and the second. Thanks!

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  2. Congratulations on the causal Editor position. Glad that you like editing 😉 Editing my work is always my least favorite part, though I do agree that it is cool to see it go from rough idea to finished product. Glad the mother/son date went well. Book stores are great places for any type of date… Sounds like a great place to sit and sip coffee. Are you near a window? What’s outside? Maybe a description for next week 😉 Have a wonderful week!

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    1. There are 4 windows actually. like one half of an octagon. The one end of my table is nestled into those windows, and I sitting facing them. Outside, of course, is still and snow covers.

      Thanks for stopping in Trent. Hope you have a wonderful week as well.

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  3. I recall your posts about refinishing furniture. It sounds like the pieces came out great.
    I’m also jazzed for your role at the publishing house. Sounds like a great place to learn some of the ropes of getting a/your novel published. I’m anxious to hear how this unfolds for you.

    I hope to have more edits & feedback for Ember Stones soon.

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  4. I like this new twist! You are the master of describing details in a way that it feels like we are there with you.
    I have read the mark of the plague, I hope your son enjoys it.

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  5. I just started following you and for that, you can thank Mr. Gary A.Wilson. Congrats on your novel. I’m a “wanna be” but feel free to stop by, visit and leave comments…whether good, bad or ugly.

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  6. I enjoyed your update and envisioning where you might be sitting. I am currently sitting at my (messy) desk catching up on blog posts and enjoying some coffee.

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