We’re writers. We run on coffee and ideas… and the occasional cake.
Our uniform is primarily made up of flannel or “fuzzy,” and usually contains cartoon characters making rude gestures. Our “creative zones” are messy and cluttered, but we can find anything under anything in 2.5 seconds. There are sticky notes on our desks, folders, windows, and the bathroom mirror.
Did I mention the coffee?
If there isn’t enough sugar and creamer to make the spoon stand up, it’s not enough…
Jittery fingers mean you type twice as fast… you make more mistakes, but that’s what revising and spell-check is for, right?
Ever had someone secretly slip you decaf? Did you kill them?
Sleep? What’s that!? Wait, I think Poe wrote about that one time…
“Sleep. Those little slices of death — how I loathe them.”
There are a lot of “necessary evils” involved in writing. Clients, computer malfunctions, writer’s block… coffee is definitely the most necessary.