A spicy chai to get you in the writing mood

To get into a writing mood, you might want to consider setting up a routine. For instance, when I was on deadline to finish a book, we’d get the kids to bed and then I’d play Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black CD while nursing a Disarronno Amaretto.

Now that I’m trying to get back into a daily writing routine again, I’m trying to add a little spicy chai in the afternoon. Here’s the recipe:

While steeping black tea (regular, Earl Grey, etc.), add any/all of the following:

  • A splash of vanilla
  • A couple of cloves (or sprinkle of ground cloves)
  • A dash of pepper
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • A dash of allspice

After 3-5 minutes, remove the tea bag or loose tea and add milk. If you use sugar, add some as well, but this is tasty on it’s own.

Do you have any routines you use to get you in the writing mode? A hot cup of coffee? A specific CD?

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