Ahhhh. The smell of coffee is both relaxing and inspiring. I’m at Caribou Coffee with fellow WTFJ writer Danica Favorite. After our morning writers meeting and lunch out, we carved out some writing time. I actually like their coffee better than Starbucks. Don’t tell my fav SB barrista’s that!
After searching the blogs, I’m a little distracted by the patrons. Danica and I are actually attempting to write (Seriously, Robbie, we are!). A balding man in in the west corner thinks nothing of having a loud conference call. A younger man in the opposite corner is steadily writing with pen and paper – you don’t see that too often. By the door is a middle aged freethinker (judging by his outfit) with an Ipod, laptop and straw hat. In the comfy chairs are three boomers, loudly chattering about everything from house to gas prices. Sounds like they might be conducting an informal sales meeting.
Danica and I are working towards our goals set in this mornings meeting. One of my goals is to draft a childrens book. This is a new step for me, though I’ve been writing childrens books since I was a kid. When my kids were young, I found Christian books written for their age group very legalistic, so I bought secular books and added spiritual truths in the margins. I’m just beginning this journey, so if you know of any great resources, I’d appreciate it.