I discovered something recently. Both Aurora and I have a love of tea. Coming from Ireland, I grew up drinking five cups a day. Irish tea is some of the strongest you'll find and is best served with milk (not lemon). My parents still mail me packets of Lyons or Barry's teabags so I can keep up my caffeinated habit while living in the United States.
But what, you ask, does tea have to do with romance writing? Well, nothing, apart from the fact that this romance writer needs caffeine to create. My romantic suspense series, HOLD ME, THRILL ME, ENTICE ME, from Entangled Publishing was written with the assistance of many Irish teabags, as I typed well into the night in order to finish in time for my deadlines.
I have a twenty-two month old daughter who goes to bed around eight pm, and so my writing has to be done post-bedtime. The downside of drinking a caffeinated beverage past three pm in the afternoon and staring at a laptop screen until midnight, is that sleep is elusive.
But there's always a cup of tea waiting in the morning when I wake up, to clear out the cobwebs.
And there's always the next romance to write.
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