Writing 101: If We Were Having Coffee Right Now…

If we were having coffee right now…I’d let you know that I’m currently having not a coffee, but a hot passion tea because I already had a coffee about an hour and a half ago. As much as I love coffee, I don’t know if I could have two caramel brulee lattes back-to-back because they’re so damn rich. I’d also let you know that Starbucks allows rewards members free refills as long as they’re hanging out in the store, given that they’ve purchased at least one drink first. Important perks, y’all.

If we were having coffee right now…I’d gush about how excited I am that my partner, Samuel, is coming home for the entire Thanksgiving week! We haven’t seen each other since my birthday in August, but we have chatted on the phone often, Skyped a few times, and, of course, texted each other every day. Now that I’ve gotten my promotion at work, we’re having serious conversations about my relocation up to the Fredericksburg office for my employer, thereby only separating us by an hour until I can start grad school closer to DC.

If we were having coffee right now…I’d let you know how excited I am to finally own a copy of You Deserve a Drink by Mamrie Hart, which is one of my favorite books of the year. Booksamillion was probably the last place I’d expect to find this book, especially given its more conservative leanings, but I’m never against finding gems in hidden places! Now I can drink like a fish along with Mamrie whenever I want!

If we were having coffee right now…I’d fill you in on my excitement from seeing Panic! at the Disco at the NorVa in a few weeks. I’d explain how the last — and only, at this point — time I’ve seen them in concert, I ended up having a panic attack and blacking out at the concert because all of the fourteen-year-olds pushing up against the crowd at the show triggered my PTSD. Hopefully now that I’m older, bitchier, and medicated, I won’t be afraid to smack some teenagers so that I can actually see Brendon Urie crooning up on stage.

If we were having coffee right now…I’d share that I finally started The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater! I ended up finishing Shadow and Bone either Friday or Saturday — I don’t remember which — but started The Raven Boys almost immediately after. It definitely is a lot more substantial than Shiver, which is the only series I’ve read by Stiefvater, but I’m so excited to get lost in the story, since I’ve only heard good things about it. Additionally, I ended up finishing The Secrets We Kept by Lily Velez for one of my many upcoming book tours and started Center Stage by Caitlyn Duffy. Updates on the new books will come Wednesday for Whatcha Readin’ Wednesday.

If we were having coffee right now…I’d ask you what’s new with you?

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