When it comes to me needing a little pick me up when I am writing I have a few things that are my go to. I know that each writer have there own. They bring us comfort and help us relax and let go of some of the stress that comes with creative process that we must under go to make sure that our craft is the best that we can put forward. Some of these items that I am going to talk about make me think of days gone by and the emotions that they bring memories to the surface.
I think I will start with the drinks that I like to have when I am writing. My main got to drink is my Pepsi. I need my caffeine. The only time I really like it cold is if I am making a black cow out of it. If it is the warmer months then I would like a nice glass of ice tea or homemade lemonade or even limeade. Sitting on the porch taking in the mountains as I scribble way. I don’t just write out right. I have to doodle or draw. It helps me remember the images in my brain better. So I think that is why some of these tastes or smells hold just joy for me. If it is the colder months than I like hot tea or hot cocoa. I have gotten really in to drinking Chai. That mix of spices and smells just make my mind float way to dreams. When I made hot cocoa I add a little caramel sauce. It is the kind that some put on ice cream. Then add a little sea salt. It is perfect since it has a mix of dark and milk chocolate. I am wishing even now even with over 70 degree weather. I know they make an iced hot cocoa now. But it is just not the same as the warm melty sip of paradise.
Moving on from the drinks to my go to munchies. The number one has got to be licorice. Not black of course. But it comes in so many flavors now. Strawberry have to be my favorite. I also love the pull-n-peels. I like to tie them in knots when I am trying to think or work something out in my head when writing. Gives me something to do with my hands. Another thing I love is popcorn. We get it from the movie theatre all the time. That is the popcorn I love the most. Then this white cheddar popcorn too. Mmmm…. yummy. If want something that I don’t have to keep grabbing from I like hard candy. The favorite is either cinnamon or butterscotch. Makes me want to get back to my little writing notebook and get back to be creative.
I hope this gave you a little insight to me. Tell me what you like to munch on when you are getting your creative flow on. Us, writers, have to stick together.