Sitting in a Starbucks

EspressoToday I am in Seattle, sitting in a busy Starbucks, working on my book. It ‘s kind of cool, blogging and working on my book on the ground floor of an office building that houses Amazon.

There is something about this rainy city that I love.  It fires up my creative mind. Plus, I lived in Seattle until I was 9, and to me it has always been home.

The book is rolling along well–so well that I begrudge the time it takes to blog! The characters are occupying most of the space in my mind–to the point that I can hardly carry on a conversation without sounding like an idiot.

Designing melèes with strange creatures and putting my characters through hell  and yet still finding something humorous in their situations–I’ve never had a job more rewarding. (Although, I admit it’s financially rather UNrewarding.) Still, maybe the next book will be the one!

I’m sitting here in a Starbucks, in Seattle, watching the rain and the people and loving my job. I don’t care if I’m not a bestseller and I don’t really care if I ever am. I’ve finished writing four (count them –> FOUR!) books and can all those nay-sayers say they have done that? So I’m not published by one of the Big Six. And so my books aren’t on the hot one hundred yet! I’m an indie and I do the best I can, which is all one can ask of themselves.

I am sitting in a Starbucks living my dream, writing a book.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

My advice is this–do what you love, and do it to the best of your ability. Life is too short to spend most of it waiting for the right time to happen, or for someone to give you permission to live.

Find your “Starbucks” and make your life happen!

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4 responses to “Sitting in a Starbucks

  1. I know of ONE Starbucks in MA. 😦 And, even if I wanted to I couldn’t go. 2 little kids & one on the way. Le sigh. I’ve written 1 1/2 books while being a stay-at-home mommy (don’t ask me HOW???) & I’m an indie as well.

    Wouldn’t trade my life & financially UNrewarding hobby for anything.

    Enjoy your time in Seattle.

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  2. That’s exactly how I feel when I sit in Starbucks and write my books 🙂

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  3. Stephen El Bloggo

    My Starbucks is in a Barnes & Noble. Kinda ironic, huh? And I cannot write fiction in public places. The people around me throw of my sense of reality.

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