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I used to try to deny for the longest time that I am a writer. When someone asks me what I do for a living, I would answer, “Oh, I'm just a blogger.” I would pretty much shoot myself in the foot before I even got started.
However, it wasn't too long ago that my mind shift changed. Somehow, I no longer saw myself as “just a blogger”, or a “mom blogger”, or even just a social media influencer, or someone who writes articles occasionally for other clients.
I started viewing myself as what I was — a writer, a storyteller, a content creator. And somehow, that mindshift gave me the courage to start really pursuing what I love to do more than anything in the world — and that is to write.
Of course, writing for me is an all day process. I am asked all the time — how do you do it? How do you stay on the computer all day long cranking out content for yourself and for others? The answer is simple friends — coffee — my lifeblood, or as my husband refers to it as — my think juice!
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Having this available in one step keeps me from having to run to the refrigerator to pour creamer in my coffee — and if you are half asleep like I am most days, you won't accidentally grab the hummingbird nectar — don't ask!
A Day in the Life of a Writer
I get up at 6:00 a.m. every single morning, and before the day even begins (even before I let the dog out), that coffee pot is brewing! I can't even begin to think about attempting work without getting at least a half a cup of coffee in me.
I take my NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® 2 in 1 Coffee + Creamer Single Serve Pods and shake it up a bit to mix everything together before I start the brewing process. After that, I always make sure to run some hot water through, just to make sure it doesn't get clogged up.
After letting the dog out, I will sit in pure silence (except for the background noise of the television) and brainstorm some new writing ideas. It's at this place that storytelling is born. I think about what it is I want to share with my readers and my followers and I jot down a few notes to help me craft my post or article.
Of course, the whole time I am doing this, I have coffee in hand, taking sip after sip to help me get in mind all that I need to write about.
After the brainstorming session, I give my mind a break for a while and open up whatever current novel I happen to be reading at the moment. They say to be a good writer you need to read a lot, and well — I read ALL THE TIME. Most months, I can read anywhere from 6–8 books, depending on how busy we are.
There is nothing more wonderful than a good book, a cup of hot coffee, and my cozy blanket.
Once everyone has gotten up and gone to work, that's when the real work sets in!
I get to my workstation (aka the dining room table) and let my fingers hit the keys! I love writing so much that I don't even notice the time, and before you know it, I've blown through lunch!
I have to set reminders on my phone to stop and take a break and eat something — and then get back to work. During a work day, I always make sure to have a list of all things I want to get accomplished for writing that day and mark each one off as I finish them.
For me as a writer, this helps me to carve in time for writing my novel I am working on — and the e-cookbook I am currently creating (see I told you — I write a lot)!
I cut myself off from the computer around 3:30 p.m. to give myself time to relax before cooking dinner. You would think that during this time I would have a cup of coffee — but no! I save that for after dinner while watching television with the husband.
Like I said — I begin my day with coffee and I end my day with coffee. To me, coffee not only keeps my creative juices flowing for my writing, but it is also my way of winding down after a very busy work day.
My advice for anyone wanting to write, I am going to tell you what was told to me — own the title. Be the writer — do the work. Write. We make time for the things in our life that are important to us and if writing is that thing for you, then I say go for it! Nothing has been more fulfilling in my life that doing what I do now — write for a living.
I am a writer. Plain and simple — with coffee in hand. Don't forget to pick up your favorite flavor of the NESTLÉ® COFFEE-MATE® 2 in 1 Coffee + Creamer Single Serve Pods in either French Vanilla or Hazelnut — and be sure to grab the $2.50 offer on Ibotta when you purchase the product as well.