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Coffee and Quotes

If we were having coffee, I would quote an unknown individual who said, “My birthstone is a coffee bean.” And since we started out with a quote here are a few others”

“Coffee first, schemes later.” – Leanna Renee Hieber

“May your coffee kick in before reality does.” – Unknown

“Decaf coffee only works if you throw it at people.” – Unknown

“Sometimes I go hours without drinking coffee. It’s called sleeping.” – Unknown

If we were having coffee, I would share with you that this week’s edits of Chimera and Curses has me questioning if I need to read a thesaurus cover to cover. This week I have been working on the manuscript for word repetition and I discovered that I have a series of go-to words. It isn’t a bad thing, but definitely something I need to be aware of as I edit. Speaking of Chimera and Curses, my cover reveal was Tuesday. If you’re curious about the cover, you can view it HERE.

If we were having coffee, I would share with you that I finished my Piyo exercise videos and started Core de Force. Both routines offer high intensity but low impact. So, for me this is wonderful. My hip won’t let me run or participate in impact activities anymore. So, far both me and my hip are enjoying these workouts.

If we were having coffee, I would grab another cup of coffee, pass you the coffee pot and share another unknown authored quote, “Everyone should believe in something. I believe I will have another coffee.” Do you have a coffee quote to share?

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween on Monday.

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 #93 or week 43 of 54.

19 thoughts on “Coffee and Quotes

  1. Hi Shari.
    Great stuff but about your thesaurus idea, I’m biased because I used to do this for fun when no one was looking. My best friends already thought of me as a book nerd who needed to put the thing down and come out to play for a while. Instead, I sought out found and nourished a group of peer readers. We were an early version of modern book clubs. In our version, we still read the same book (and often the VERY same book) then argued playfully about it. Would you believe me if I told you I had a great friend who was 2 years older than me and that she and I literally would wrestle to win our points.
    Normal people thought we were just nuts – but we knew better. This was about books for pity sakes.

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    1. The Alice in Wonderland quote came to mind as I was reading your message, Gary. “Have I gone mad? I’m afraid so. You’re entirely Bonkers. But I will tell you a secret, All the best people are.” Haha, it is possibly one of my favourite quotes.


  2. Oh – and do be careful about your word use. If you’ve ever read a book where the author got out of control of his/her thesaurus and produced a nearly un-readable collection of the most unused words that had you looking something up every other paragraph – well – you’d know that you never want to be that author. There’s good creative and literate writing at one end of the stick and over use of obscure word-driven reader-death at the other end.
    Don’t go there. . .

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    1. Yes, I agree and I’m conscious of it. I struggled yesterday with the word “deduced”. I think that it is a common enough word, but it really isn’t one I would use in conversation. Then I asked myself, would the character use it?

      Have you heard of the word schadenfreude? I stumbled across it in a new writer’s tool I’m reading called “The Emotion Thesaurus” and I had no idea what it meant.


    1. Thanks, Janet. Covers are so exciting.

      I’m so new to this process (only book 2) that my new editor calling me out on it has felt a bit overwhelming. My positive twist on it though is that I will definitely do multiple edits for it on a new manuscript before I submit it. Learning curve.


  3. Nice to see that you’ve found some hip friendly workouts – I couldn’t even do seniors’ chair exercises towards the end of my hip problem. I’m so looking forward to getting back to my walking and my exercise class – it’s amazing how our bodies feel better when we put in a bit of effort.

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    1. Yes, I was struggling really badly for a time even just walking. The pain was crushing. I was able to alleviate it a bit with the GLAD program, have you heard of it? It might be helpful for your recovery once you reach the stage where you are able to do it. It strengthens the hip and knee. I believe the program started in Europe but gain world recognition. It’s used for things like arthritis, and don’t quote me, but surgery recovery . . .


  4. No good anti-murder juice quotes this week…. Running really controls my blood pressure, so i should find something low impact but high intensity for a future if something happens to my knees, hips or legs… Sounds like you found something that works for you. I have a few go to words that I over use, but all too often those words are associated with weak phrases 😦 Searching the work for those words always helps, but sometimes it is depressing seeing how many times they come up! Good luck with editing.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend 🙂

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    1. There really is so much to it, and I’m still trying to get my editing process nailed down. As for the exercising, you should google the Core de Force videos. Maui Thai and Jujitsu inspired, so lots of punches, kicks and elbow strikes, and push-up.

      Thanks for stopping in, Trent.

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