Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Writing Fuel

When I write, I like to have snacks on hand. I refer to these foods as my "writing fuel." When I'm hungry, I end up shutting down, which is not good when I want to write. I have my writing comfort foods that help to give me energy while my brain plots, revises, etc.

Since I LOVE to eat, I have a long list of foods I could name, but I'll spare you and only list my top 5 that I like to eat while I write:

Chips & Salsa
I eat this almost everyday. For real. Even when I'm not writing.
It's that good to me.

Fruit or crackers dipped in cottage cheese
Okay, I could live on this stuff, too. Any fruit tastes good, but pineapples, IMO, are the best with cottage cheese.

Dark Chocolate
I love chocolate.

But dark chocolate is by far my first choice.

Animal Crackers
I've liked these ever since I was little.
There are different flavors,
which are all good.

Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Snack.
I'll eat it whenever. A mushroom, tomato, & green pepper pizza
is my ultimate choice.

Anyone who knows me knows that I can tear through a pizza
like there's no tomorrow.

Do you have any favorite foods that fuel your writing? I'd love to know what they are. :)


  1. Oh my goodness, I do the salsa thing too. (And I usually drip it on my desk, but thankfully not on my keyboard.)

    I'm big on smoothies. I like to be drinking something when I write more than munching. Since then I have to wipe my hands clean before I go back to typing.

  2. I gave up snacking and writing when my keyboard got so filled up with crumbs and marked with various sauces that I couldn't make out the keys.

  3. @K.Turley - that's funny that we have the salsa coincidence. :D

    @LV Cabbie - Gave up snacking?!?! No way for me!
    Plus, I don't just write on my laptop. I also use pen, pencil, and notebooks. :)

  4. Nice list! I try not to associate food with writing too much, but I drink diet lemonade while I write. And my favorite food is yogurt and cottage cheese. (I agree with you about the pineapples!)

  5. I love Crystal Light lemonade. :)


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