I wanted to talk about voting, harassment, or the horrible things happening with #GamerGate. But to be completely honest I don’t think I can add anything to the discussion. Here are my basic opinions:
- Voting Good, Vote gorram you!
- Harassment is BAD. Stop it!
- No seriously, STOP IT! There is never any reason to threaten someone’s life. Never
So since I’m not feeling up to being deep, here’s a basic update.
You may know that I love coffee. It’s something that I’ve gone from appreciating to truly enjoying.
If you follow me on Facebook,(or read my post about Can-Con) you might know that I’m trying to create my own flavoured coffee.
So far it’s worked swimmingly. I purchased a $15 hot air popcorn popper and experimented with how long and how much to roast in it. It worked amazingly. The coffee came out as a Full City+ or Medium-Well roast. It’s the perfect roast, in my mind, since it’s mellow and a little sweet.
I used Sumatra mostly and really like the flavour or the roasted beans.
Talking about flavours, I bought some flavour oils and flavoured the beans at different times in their cooling. I’ve tasted of the 5 batches. The 2 day cooled and the 1 hour cooled. Unfortunately despite smelling like the flavours, the taste didn’t penetrate the bean (sounds dirty.)
I’ve set up 3 others at ½ hour, 10 minutes, and right out of the machine. My worry is that I might need to combine the flavouring with some sort of bonding agent that will force it into the bean. Frankly I have no idea how to do that.
Oh well. I’ll let you know more once I’ve taste tested more coffee. It’s a hard life isn’t it?
Just a quick word on how the writing and editing is going. Slowly.
Ok a few more words. I’ve been trying to edit Parasomnia but having issues with attention span and distractions. I’m still hoping to have it done and in the hands of my first beta reader / The Weditor by early November.
Once that’s done, I’ll start a quick re-edit of A Study in Aether and then I’ll find some fresh beta-readers for more help with the editing. I’d like to resubmit this by Christmas.
And finally when I’m done with all this editing, I’ll start writing Welcome to Everdome! The fraking story has been running through my head and it’s driving me nuts. I’m looking forward to actually writing it.
What’s your favourite type of coffee, or tea?
Would you like to be a Beta Reader for either of the books?
Let me know in the comments.