Hold off on that morning coffee. Write while you’re still groggy.
David Kadavy

I drink coffee in the morning. I journal with the coffee right there. And I’m taking sips. But I remain groggy for a long time. If you’re not a coffee drinker (this was my first thought when I started reading, second thought was what does he know?), you do not know what you’re missing. My granddaddy introduced me to the best coffee in the world — my own cup of the sweetest, whitest coffee ever. I was 6 years old and we were heading out to Birmingham through the mountains before anyone else got up. It was dark outside. I can still taste that coffee and hear my granddaddy saying, here, little girl. You never had that experience (first of all, you’re a guy!), so you can’t really know what you’re talking about. Okay, that was sarcasm and a jab. I did copy the tips you gave for making lists and brainstorming ideas and I’m going to try those. So, I “forgive” you for not being a coffee drinker, and I appreciate the advice on other stuff. Thanks, David!

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