This week we were asked what, if anything, we snack on when we write.
This question was by my suggestion, but oddly, I usually don’t, snack while writing, that is.
I do some ‘writing’ while I am busy doing other things and sometimes I even jot them down. I used to write some when I was on a lunch break when I worked, but only after I wolfed something down. I might think of something before I go to bed and will write it in a notebook, but I make terrible notes. My mind goes faster than my hand and my once not-so-great handwriting has become really bad. Then I have to try to decipher what I wrote. I also make extensive changes, and the crossing-outs, the added words between the lines, the arrows that point where I prefer a line or paragraph makes it all very difficult to sort out and go over.
Therefore, I do most of my writing at the computer, The PC. I can see what I wrote without becoming cross-eyed. I can change and rearrange and everything is neat and readable.
I LOVE word-processing!
But it is hard to type and eat.
And when I am at the computer, getting into writing, at full steam ahead! I don’t often stop in the time I get to write. Sometimes, I don’t eat for a while. When I do,actually I stop to eat. (But I will probably also be reading.)
My husband initiated a no-drink-on-the-computer-desk rule as soon as our first PC went up. We had two preteen sons, (or maybe one just made it to 13), and Joe knew we needed to protect the investment we had just made. However, I have a short book case next to the most updated PC and that is where drinks go while I write.
I drink a lot. Unlike many of what people used to think about writers, I mean water. The water is often enhanced with stevia-based flavors, or I possibly have tea, and sometimes a coffee.
I learned a while back that although hard candies or some chewy ones are pleasant, I can’t afford the carbs or calories, and I find the wrappers distracting. Fruit is too sticky and even nuts take my hands off the keyboard. I just stop to sip when I go over lines I just wrote.
So, no, no snacks. I knew The Hound would come up with M&Ms …..and I was curious to learn more about my fellow Foxes, and anyone else who’d like to jump in on the conversation!
Anyone else snack while writing?