Five Drinks to Write With
As an author, I need to always have a drink at hand when I’m writing. I have my morning drinks, my evening drinks, my scene-specific drinks, my editing drinks—you get the idea. A round of drinks all around!
There’s a famous quote incorrectly attributed to Ernest Hemmingway: Write drunk. Edit sober.
I’m here to tell you that writing drunk is never fun, but the drinks probably tasted good at the beginning. Moderation is the key when drinking while writing. So without further ado, here is my list of Five Drinks To Write With.
Morning Drink: Coffee
I’m in a running drink war with the author Lily Morton. She’s British, and thus, believes tea is the superior drink. But us Americans threw the tea into the Boston Harbor for a reason. Coffee is obviously the superior drink here for the morning boost of energy the words need. Lily will come around one day.
All Day and Night Drink: Sparkling Water
Sparkling water brings the fun of carbonation without the crazy sweetness of soda. I, personally, am unable to drink sweet drinks, so flavored sparkling water is fantastic. Maybe it’s the bubbles, or the faint fruity taste it’s sometimes flavored with, but sparkling water is more interesting than plain old tap water. It won’t keep you awake or give you a hangover either, so, win!
Day Drink/Evening Drink/Romance Scene Drink/Easy Edits Drink: Wine
Wine is everything on some days. Red or white, the delicious wine will help get me through some of the easier scenes in a story. It helps ease the way into the romance when the words are being difficult. A plus is that it’s not sparkling water and my cats don’t try to drink it!
Evening Drink/Action Scene Drink: Greyhound with vodka
I’m not a big juice drinker, but I’ll make an exception if it’s flavored with vodka. I can’t drink anything super sweet, so grapefruit juice works well here. I’m not a fan of gin, so I’ll always make this with vodka. I know, I know, I’m so picky. But a greyhound with vodka is sippable and will last the duration of an action scene. It can survive an explosion, so that says something for the drink.
Day Drink/Evening Drink/Tough Scene Drink/Hard Edits Drink: Whiskey/Whisky
I’m a whiskey girl, but like every other whiskey drinker in the world, I am particular about my whiskey. I prefer specific Irish whiskey, Scotch whisky, and a few Japanese whisky. My go-to is usually Redbreast 12-year-old. I only break it out when I have a particularly difficult scene to write, or I have a lot of edits to get through. Whiskey is for sipping, and a little goes a long way. Bonus: you can put it in coffee!
by Hailey Turner
Released: September 10 2019
Series: Soulbound #3
Published by Self Published
Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.
New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.
Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the werecreature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.
The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.
Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.
A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the prior books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
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