Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August Theme: Let's Make a Deal (With Yourself)

by Stephanie Blake

How do I deal with the ups and downs of a writing life? Well, that's easy. With chocolate.

No motivation to write?
An M&M for each sentence. The new pretzel ones are pretty darn good. Finish off a bag, and you'll have quite a few words on paper.

Typing The End?
A chocolate martini. Or two. But, never three.


Stinging rejection?
This calls for a whole slice of Godiva chocolate cheesecake. With whipped cream. Feel free to lick the plate afterwards.


Revision blues?
A entire bag of chocolate Twizzlers can get you through that long editorial letter.
What about the waiting, the eternal waiting?
Bake a batch of brownies. From scratch. By hand.


Book deal?
This calls for a chocolate facial. The ultimate celebration!


"I owe it all to the little chocolate donuts." --John Belushi

8 comments:

  1. Mmmm, this post makes me want to start whipping up some homemade chocolate treats right now! I've never had chocolate swizzlers. I definitely have to try those!

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  2. this actually makes a startling amount of sense.


    -- Tom

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  3. We are simpatico, Stephanie! "Little chocolate donuts are on my training table every day!"

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  4. Stephanie! You have no idea how good this looks...I'm currently helping my brother get down to fighting weight by dieting and exercising with him. Man, I miss donuts...

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  5. I've never understood the cliché of the hard-drinking writer. Now, the hard-chocolate-eating writer--*that* one I can relate to.

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  6. Chocolate Twizzlers! I feel like a whole new world has been opened up to me...

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  7. This post has me thinking about the bags of M&Ms I have stashed in the freezer. They are supposed to be for baking cookies, but as a reward for writing sentences, let me think about it. No, I'll have to pass on the temptation. Now offer me black licorice and I'll definitely give in!

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