Saturday, January 21, 2012
I'm in full-tilt writing and revising mode, having cleared the decks to write for the next couple months with few interruptions. It's a good feeling when that time is there and the story is cooperating. In the above pic, the white stack is the newly revised portion, the second draft; the blue stack is the first draft, with chapters yet to be revised.
Yesterday, a reader asked me "What do you eat when you write?"
I'd never been asked that before.
I thought it interesting that the reader did not say "Do you eat when you write?" but rather, "What do you eat . . ", seeming certain that some eating was going on.
Yes. Eating does go on.
Until recently, the munching was any or all of these: nuts, chocolate-covered almonds, mini Milky Ways (dark chocolate ones), popcorn, kettle corn, more chocolate . . .
I know, I know.
And so last week I stopped eating sugar and re-booted my food supplies.
Take a look at the current snacks-for-writing:
I'm not kidding.
And here's what I drink when I write:
I know, I know, I'm being so virtuous I can hardly stand myself.
The question is: which fuel will produce the best words/stories, mm?
Stay tuned . . .
Meanwhile: what do YOU munch on and drink as you sit at the computer, mm?