Thursday, August 23, 2007

Writer's Fuel

Did you know that eating spurs braincells on to greater heights when writing?

It's true. Really.

Some authors swear by chocolate. The more the better. Others swear by DeBrands chocolate. That's the only kind that works for them. Chocolate is such a big pull for authors that it has its own unofficial party at the ACFW conference each year. Michelle Hutchinson spearheads that popular event -- so popular she had to have two parties last year to get everyone to fit.

Me -- I don't like chocolate. When I have book-signings, I doubt I'll have chocolate there. Sorry, if you're a chocolate fan. But I often get serious munchies as I work late into the night.

My friend Kim has decided that my comfort food is ice-cream sandwiches. I LOVE those things. Often after running -- what's that!?!?!? -- you'll find me sitting on the treadmill eating an ice-cream sandwich to replace all those calories. Only problem is that ice-cream sandwiches don't have enough calories in and of themselves to do me much good.

The crazy thing is that straight ice-cream doesn't hold much appeal for me. Although my mom bought the Breyer's Fried Ice Cream flavor while she was here. That was GOOD. Cinnamon, caramel, and crunchy tortilla thingies. I don't want to know how they stayed crunchy!

Me, I like the Wheat Thins toasted chips. Yum! I could eat those by the handful. Okay, so two handfuls. Peanuts are good. Umm. Bing cherries. I love that they're in season now.

I know. I'm extremely unique. Who would trade chocolate for cherries?

1 comment:

Terri said...

Cara, I used to not like chocolate either, but strangely as soon as I hit forty, I starting liking chocolate. But my all time favorite junk food, comfort food is Poptarts (cherry, raspberry or strawberry) toasted so the frosting melts. Yummmm! I usually have chocolate at my book signings because so many readers like chocolate. Romance and chocolate go together. Romance, Suspense and Chocolate. Killer!