I donâ€™t allow my characters to eat, but I let them drink coffee. Lots of coffee. Someoneâ€™s always making coffee or pouring coffee or bringing in take-out coffee or thinking about coffee. My characters must have caffeine poisoning by now. And the thing is, I only drink one cup in the morning, so itâ€™s not like itâ€™s always on my mind. I mean, if anything, my characters would be consuming Diet Coke by the gallon. Which, if youâ€™re reading this, headache doctor, I am certainly not doing anymore. :smoke:
So anyway, must go through and stop the coffee drinking. But seriously, Kathrynâ€™s (my Blaze editor!) notes made me laugh because at first they were like, maybe youâ€™re overdoing it on the coffee and then it went to â€“ more coffee??? and finally, every time thereâ€™s a mention, she just put !!!.
Poor, poor Kathryn.