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Guess My Go-To Beverage When Writing

What’s your go-to beverage when writing? If you’re going to guess my answer is coffee, you’ll be wrong. It’s water.

I know that I talk a lot about coffee. The name of this space is Café Epimethius, not The Water Cooler. I self-medicate my executive dysfunction with caffeine. What’s usually on the side table next to my desk, though, is a glass of water. You’ve got to stay hydrated.  I’m still following the old, outdated “eight glasses a day” rule.

Go-To Beverage When Writing

Coffee is part of my break routine. When you’re self-employed, you need to develop ways to distinguish working from not-working. You need rituals. For me, taking 15 minutes to sit and enjoy a fresh, hot cup of coffee is part of that. Being able to focus on the coffee, rather than mindlessly sipping at it or, worse, letting it go cold because I’ve been sucked into a flow state and forgotten about it, is a far better experience.


The Merry Writer is a writer’s game on Twitter run by Ari Meghlen (@arimeghlen) and Rachel Poli (@RPoli3). Each day there’s a new question, and each month there’s a new theme. In these posts I expand upon the answers that I’ve posted on my Twitter.

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