Todays #maydays prompt: to feature a coffee break in your writing today.
As a writer he loved the process. The exploration of an idea, the creation of characters, the development of a plot line all served to motivate him to allow his fingers to chase each other around his keyboard.
He became a creature of habit organising his day around his writing times. He tried to tell people he was a morning writer but truth be known he loved it any time of the day.
His wife knew of his idiosyncrasies and did her best to allow him his time on the computer.
They were both surprised by the success he had. Short stories were published; he entered a few poetry competitions and received excellent feedback from those. But his one great achievement had been his first novel. The story had begun with an idea that he followed and soon ten thousand words appeared and then twenty and so on until he had a draft that he felt was some great accomplishment. That a publisher went with it and it sold several thousand copies gave him the impetus to write more.
But his days were not all spent in earnest writing. At ten in the morning his wife would appear with the morning tea. A pot of coffee and a plate of his favourite biscuits, homemade honey and ginger.
It was during this time that they connected, discussing the morning’s news, world events, children and now days grandchildren.
It was important to him that his wife and he had this time each day. He knew he could be totally self-absorbed in his writing and knew his wife, the beautiful woman she was now into her sixties, loved the break from her routine as well.
He listened carefully to her comments on the current political situation as he bit down on a biscuit savouring the flavours cascading on his tongue. His writing he knew would always be there as long as he could see to type; she on the other hand may not.