Caffeine = muse food

Okay, my brief foray into going caffeine-free has ended, dismally and with little fanfare.

After three steaming cups of Java last night:
4000 words on my “catharsis” story.
200 words–kicking and screaming and spitting in my face, on the Halloween story.


I’m a better writer as a caffeine addict. Or, at least, a more prolific one. Sigh.

On an up note, I am within 1000 words of finishing a story (not, mind you, the one I have a deadline for), something I have been unable to do in more weeks than I’m comfortable speculating upon.

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9 Responses to Caffeine = muse food

  1. ex_girlmech says:

    I hate to say it, but…

    I told you so!

  2. amokk says:

    why would you want to get rid of caffiene? it’s not like it’s bad for you… right?



    ps.: the corset icon is from the Frederick’s catalog, ‘swhy it looks so damn good. 😉

  3. mery_bast says:

    I wish I could actually drink caffeine but it makes my heart beat too fast. Are you going to do that NaNoWriMo thing? I think you’re one of the few who could actually accomplish the 50,000 word goal- you’re dedicated. 🙂

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Hmm. 50,000 words in 30 days. That’s . . . 1667 words a day. Eek. Scary. No.

      People keep asking me when I’m going to write a novel-length work, and I keep scampering off to hide under the covers. One day, I will bump myself up into the novel-writing arena. But, err, not yet. I find the commitment too intimidating.

      • amokk says:

        i’m signed up for nanowrimo, and i feel relatively insane. if nothing else the 1667 words a day plus full load at school and part time job will probably kill me.

        but ya gotta have goals. 😉

      • kafkonia says:

        You should try the 3-Day Novel competition next time Labor Day rolls around. I think I topped out at just over 10k in one day.

        Of course, those “novels” tend to be in the long-novelette to novella range. Which seems to be my maximum wordage, at least for now.

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