I have different snacks I turn to for different phases of my writing. There’s almost always chocolate in my desk drawer and I like to nibble on bars while I work on first drafts.
Any time I’m getting or reviewing feedback I need cookies. Like, a bin of cookies, usually ginger snaps from Trader Joe’s or a package of Oreos (no you can’t have any).
For edits, especially difficult last mile stuff, my go-to is candied ginger. I’ve been going through a bag of these every few days lately. They’re sweet at first, but then the spice of the ginger kicks in and if I mindlessly eat too many my tongue starts burnt which slows me down a little (always a good thing when you’re stuffing your face with candy). Also, the kids think I’m crazy for liking it so they never pilfer my stash. It’s the perfect sweet.
Do you have a particular food you munch on while you’re writing?
Stuart Danker says
Wow that’s pretty interesting. I can’t say I have a type of snack for certain parts of my writing. It’s caffeine all day long, regardless of where I am in the process, lol.
Yes! I should have mentioned that all snacks are chosen for their ability to go well with coffee. All day long.