the one where I find out what I’ve been missing

I’m going to share a little piece of trivia that I don’t advertise often because it gets me shunned from the writing community:

I’m not a coffee drinker.

Never have been. My caffeine of choice is Diet Dr. Pepper, which I only indulge in as a treat, and my long hours at coffee shops are fueled by chai or herbal tea. I know.

But yesterday, I discovered what the buzz is all about. (Pun very much intended.) After a skinny vanilla latte, 3000 words = done. Wow. While I don’t think I’ll make this a habit, it’s nice to know there’s a Millenium Falcon Hyperdrive out there to jumpstart my productivity. (Star Wars nerd reference also intended.)



Moving on, there’s good news! Today marks the soft launch of, a brand new website for inspirational contemporary romance authors, which I’m privileged to be a part of!


Check it out for the latest in inspirational romance and some great giveaways!

Okay, y’all. I’m crawling back in my writing cave for awhile. I can see THE END of my first draft, and these scenes aren’t going to write themselves!



  1. Dad January 29, 2014

    Hook up the flux capacitor and away we go!

  2. melissajagears January 30, 2014

    I’m not a coffee drinker either, and you couldn’t get me to choke down any if you made me. I’m outta luck!

    • Laurie February 3, 2014

      This was mostly milk and vanilla, I’m sure of it. But how do you survive with a baby and writing? I see you on 1K1HR at ridiculous hours!! I’m so impressed!

  3. Sonya February 4, 2014

    I don’t drink a whole lot of coffee either. I prefer hot tea.


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