***The lovely Patti Hill informed me that this book is available for FREE download on the Novel Matters blog. Just scroll down and find the cover on the left side. And today’s discussion is fantastic. Don’t miss out! Go to www.novelmatters.com (right after you read and comment on this post :))
When I’m sunk deep into a writing day, the last thing I want to think about it cooking dinner for my family. The. Last. Thing. Those are the days I wonder how bad McDonald’s really is to eat all the time (we really don’t do that). Or how I can get the Little Caesar’s to start delivering the $5 pizzas. I mean, there are moments when my characters are in a life and death situation. How dare I even think about making dinner and leaving them hanging like that?
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to cook. I do. Cooking and baking are cathartic for me. I love stirring the pots. Hearing the bubbling broth. Smelling the meat as it cooks. Oh. My mouth is watering.
This just isn’t something I can do a whole lot of when I’m in the middle of a novel writing spurt. And I don’t even own a microwave (no, I’m not Amish).
The happy news? I’m not alone. The ladies over at Novel Matters (a writing community for writers and readers) made up a book that addresses this problem. It’s called Novel Tips on Rice: What to Cook When You’d Rather Be Writing. (And Vice Versa). This book is a collection of simple recipes, funny quotes, photos and information about the ladies of Novel Matters. And BELIEVE me…these ladies know what they are talking about. (You should check out Novel Matters on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays).
How do you function when life gets overwhelmingly busy? How do you get food on the table? Seriously, I’d love to hear how you do it…I’m still trying to figure it all out.