Thursday, June 19, 2008

Coffee Lovers...

Drink on!

Apparently those cups of buzz-inducing brew not only show few related health risks, but researchers found many benefits associated with women who drink up to six(!) cups a day. It seems I can increase my daily four by another two without any worries. (I wonder whether those cups of tea count toward the six?)

p.s. I'm rather excited and nervous and a bit shaky (and no I haven't maxed out my coffee limit yet). My advanced novel writing class starts today. It's an online course for writers who have already (or very nearly) finished the first draft, and the focus is on workshopping. I haven't taken a writing workshop since college, but those familiar jitters are back. My first assignment is to introduce myself and give a synopsis and outline of my book. Bugger! I've been trying unsuccessfully to write a good synopsis for months. The pressure is on.

11 comments:

Kristen said...

Ah, first day of school jitters! Even online, it can be a bit intimidating. But I know it will be great. Good luck!

Angie said...

Yep, you know me...at least I don't have to worry about my outfit! ;)

Yvonne said...

The course sounds great, good luck today and keep us posted on what you think of it!

Helen said...

I love my coffee. I went off it during the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy, but I'm back on it. (Just one cup a day).

Good luck with your course.

JJ said...

Oooh, that's really exciting Angie. Let us know all the details.

Debs said...

Your course sounds fantastic, mind you I hate writing the dreaded synopsis so best of luck with that too.

Angie said...

Yvonne, let's hope so. I will definitely post updates about the course.

Helen, oh me too! I've always feared the going-off-coffee part of pregnancy, but I only recently learned you can have one cup a day, which is wonderful. (Clearly I'm seriously addicted!)
Thanks honey. :)

JJ, will do. I can't believe someone will be reading my work soon. Eek!

Debs, I think the synopsis may be the hardest part! ;) But really though, it's all very exciting and nervewracking.

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

I've never been able to acquire a taste for coffee. I'll have to stick with my tea.

At least you should come out of it with a solid synopsis of your book. That's a big part of finding an agent or publisher. Have fun with it.

Becca said...

I was very gratified to hear that good news about coffee. I've been drinking it since I was three years old, so I hope those reports are true.

I heard another study today that said just sniffing roasted coffee in the morning stimulated most of the sensory neurons responsible for stress relief.

Drink up!

KatW said...

The course sounds really good. When I think 'synopsis' I tend to think 'panic'. This course should help you through this and make your submissions strong. Please post some tips. I sure need them!!

Kat :-)

Angie said...

Chad, I'm a tea lover as well. Husband didn't like coffee when we met, but after 7 years I have him drinking black coffee. :)
This synopsis exercise should be a good practice run.

Becca, I've been drinking the stuff for years too, so I was relieved, because I don't plan on giving it up any time soon. ;)
I saw an article on that study too and found it fascinating.

KatW, writing the synopsis is stressful. I wish I had tips. We didn't receive any yet, but hopefully the instructor will give good feedback on our submissions.