Coffee Diary 1-21-17

I’m finally back 🙂 It’s been such a busy first three weeks of 2017. I honestly can’t recall ever being so busy or productive in January. Usually, I’m slow during the winter. This year, I’m enjoying this pace. The writing is flowing, my new job at Passionate Ink is amazing and I could go on and on.

This week, I’d like to mention a few things happening at Passionate Ink before I go into other things. We’re in need of judges for both the preliminary and final round of the #PassionatePlume2017 contest. If you love reading erotica and/or erotic romance and would love to find some new one-click authors, follow this link and sign up. It’s absolutely free <3 

Judging Info 

Authors, the Passionate Plume contest opens on March 1st. so have your HOT reads ready.

We have a workshop that begins in just a few days:

For the Discouraged Writer: Rekindling the Passion in Your Writing
An Audio/Visual Workshop with a Forum Site for discussion.
PRESENTER: Red L. Jameson
January 30 through February 24, 2017 Please note this is a Monday start date.
LENGTH: Four Weeks
$25.00 for Non-Members
$22.50 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$18.75 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)
Register at


When Red heard the advice that discouraged writers should get used to no longer feeling passionate about writing and to just get a hobby, she decided to challenge that. At almost every level of her writing career, she’s had some sort of discouragement. After so many years of it, she decided to shove it where the sun didn’t shine and find the fire in her writing once again. This workshop covers almost every area a writer—from those just starting out to those who have been writing before dinosaurs were love interests—can become discouraged and ways to overcome it. From finishing a manuscript that is kicking and screaming not to be written to strategies for a shy writer to conquer social media, from bouncing back when a publisher rejects your brilliant story to dealing with editors who dump you, from overcoming fear and dealing with envy, this class covers the turbulent business of being an author.


While finishing her Master’s Degree in US Military History, Red has had many part-time jobs to help pay bills but mostly to fund her addiction to fiction writing. Yoga instructor and weight management consultant were fun, but it wasn’t until she started proofing for an history journal that she knew true adventure, nearly getting into a back-alley fight over which writing style is the best. Chicago Style, of course. Formatting, graphic designing, then editing came later; although, she missed getting into cat fights with copyeditors about comma placement. Now, she writes her sizzling sexy yet cerebral stories full-time and wants to help other writers who need a hand up in this crazy business of writing.
To contact Red about her writing consulting please go to

Passionate Ink members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their discount code.
To join Passionate Ink click here.

Register at

That’s all for tonight. I’ll be back with new book news and some announcements of prizes and winners <3

Peace, Love & Coffee <3


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