Yesterday, I ate entirely too many homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Today, I am having a carob chip Perfect Bar for lunch (if you've never had a Perfect Bar, you don't know what you're missing) and digging into my WIP instead of the cookie tin.
I blame the hanging-on-too-long winter weather, but for the past few weeks, I've slowly allowed myself to be less careful about food consumption. And after losing 2 inches in my waist and about 8 pounds last year, I should know better! (Ballet leotards are unforgiving things.)
Anyway. I'm sure I'm not alone on the comfort food thing. Bad weather aside, I think there's a quintessential writer-food relationship that we all deal with on one level or another. Got a rejection from your dream agent? Slice of chocolate cake. Can't stand the month of dead silence after going on submission for the first time? Kettle chips and a bottle of stout--nightly. Slogging through a difficult revision on a deadline? Trail of crumbs and unidentifiable sauces from the kitchen to your overstuffed chair. And a sticky keyboard.
There's the coffee shop, thing, too. Sure, I go there for a change of atmosphere, zero interruptions, and a creative buzz (there's nothing quite like an entire room filled with glowing apples). But it wouldn't be the same without the mocha latte. Or the spring greens salad with blood orange vinaigrette. Or the towering slice of pie.
Anyway. All that to say--what's your food response? We're such a diverse group, but I'm convinced that food is a part of each of our writing lives. Are you a nibbler, always needing a bowl of something nearby? Are you a binger, ignoring your stomach for hours and then gorging on half the contents of your fridge? Do you graze? Or do you put your writing away when you're hungry and pull out all the stops, creating a gourmet meal from scratch in order to cultivate the culinary branch of your creativity?
I haven't asked a fun question in a while, so let's have at it. Talk FOOD at me today! Fill my comment box with yum (or not-so-yum).
And have a fabulous weekend!