As many of you have heard, my writing process has a great deal to do with caffeine consumption. Just as I swap out music from book to book, I also have a different signature drink for each manuscript– my go to beverage, so to speak.
For your amusement, here’s the (updated) coffee chart for the last four books:
— The Ashford Affair (winter/spring 2012): grande caramel mocha with whip.
— The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (summer 2012): grande caramel macchiato. (Miss Gwen scorned whipped cream as excessively fluffy.)
— That Summer (winter 2012/spring 2013): grande skim cinnamon dolce steamer with whip. (Since I wasn’t allowed caffeine, I tried to make up for it with a super dose of sugar.)
— The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla (autumn 2013): venti decaf peppermint mocha with whip. (I still wasn’t risking caffeine, but decaf was a step closer! And Sally Fitzhugh strikes me as a peppermint mocha sort of girl, don’t you think?)
Right now, I’m working away on the next stand alone novel, aka the 1927 Book. I haven’t come to a drink landing yet, but so far this is looking like a decaf skim venti hazelnut latte kind of book. Because if I can’t go caffeinated, at least I can go up a size?
What are your favorite coffee beverages?