I am just one tough scene away from finishing my edits on my third book--The Masque of the Murderer--and returning them to my editor. It's been a crazy few weeks at my day job, so I'm just gritting my teeth and finishing.
So-o-o, since I have to save all creative thinking for this final scene, I thought I'd just share a few images of the food and drink that will get me through to the end. Usually I'm just a coffee person, but I've got a few go-to items that I will turn to in a crunch.
Pretty simple really, and perhaps a little disgusting when combined, but so be it.
These peanut chews are for the fast fast fast writing (taken as necessary):
I started eating these peanut chews when I worked in a movie theater in Philly. In between serving customers popcorn and candy, I was always writing term papers, as fast as I could. I found Goldenberg chews made me good and hyper, which seemed to facilitate fast writing. (They probably also make me feel sneaky, but that's another story).
Much later in life, having married a Milwaukee man, I discovered New Glarus Spotted Cow. I totally equate this beer with relaxing contemplative thinking. No idea why. But it sure beats water.
Of course, by combining the two, I am running the risk of writing some pretty loopy passages. On the other hand, perhaps this combo will elevate my prose to a whole new level.
What about you, any crazy food and drink combinations to make your writing faster, better, stronger?
9/24/2014 02:48:55 am
I sure hope those movie theater Peanut Chews were paid for...you are too famous now to let those secrets out....something tells me I should be lining up TMZ or the Huffington Post...wonder how much a good scandal pays these days :)
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