My writing time used to be confined to my boys' naptimes when they were babies and toddlers...I am not, and never was, the type to get up at 4:00 a.m. to write or stay up late into the night on a regular basis. So, the only free time available was nap time. That was my me time and the time I let myself enjoy a cold can of Dr. Pepper, no cup, no ice. Later, as I tried to wean myself off the sugar and caffeine packing the punch in good ole Dr. P, I moved to iced chai lattes made with vanilla soy milk in my own kitchen. Very nice.
By three or four o' clock I really need more than just a beverage, so naturally, there were writing snacks. If I was hungry, I might go with peanuts or a plate of Wheat Thins with cheese, but more likely, I wanted something sweet. (Still do.) I used to pop Hot Tamales, telling myself they were the perfect treat to get me inspired to write steamy romance scenes. Sometimes it was Dark Chocolate Raisinettes, and seasonally, candy corns, spice drops, or jelly beans. But always something. I need something to keep me busy when the lull hits and my fingers aren't flying over the keyboard.
Today it's Hot Tamales--I'm poppin' 'em as I write this, so we're all lucky this post is G-rated. Maybe come back tomorrow...
What's your go-to writers' snack? Or TV snack? Please no one say rice cakes!