Writing Can Be Murder

March 30, 2010

What’s cookin’ Tuesday…aka whatchya drinkin?

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:03 pm

Nothing interesting on the food front this week, but I’ve been thinking about alcohol a lot.

For one thing, my WIP is put in motion by the actions of a drunk driver. For another, someone this week asked me if I drink. My answer was sort of “No.” “Yes.” “No.”

I drink occassionally. Like if I have ten drinks in a year it’s a lot. I’ve got no problem with those who drink in moderation (loud, sloppy idiots and those who get behind the wheel are another story) it’s just that I have what I call a healthy fear of alcohol.

I have bad genes. With more than one alcoholic hanging upside down in the family tree I don’t like the idea of tempting fate. That, and I worry that not only am I Irish (no offense to the sober Irish out there) but also Native American (again, no offense).

This week, feeling a bit overwhelmed by what I’d done and what I’m trying to do, I was desperate for a drink. (I wasn’t unaware of the whole writer/alcohol cliche of it all).

I opened the cabinet we keep the liquor in it and stared at all the pretty bottles (some of which have to be close to 20 years old…while Long Suffering drinks his doctor-prescribed glass of red wine on an almost nightly basis…okay, it’s more like half a glass…pathetic really…he too is not much of a drinker.)

I ended up drinking….wait for it……a glass of milk.

The hard stuff!

Do you drink? And do you think it helps your creativity?



  1. I wish I drank. I have maybe two drinks a year – and never at the same time. I can’t tolerate too much alcohol, it makes my ears hurt and my face turn red. I could never cut it as an alcoholic. For chemical induced creativity, I’ve found cold medicine works best [LOL – not that I use that method very often]. When I want to be really bad, I break out the Hershey’s syrup and make chocolate milk.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — March 31, 2010 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  2. I know what you mean about cold medicine. I’m so pissed at the meth makers for screwing with Sudafed!

    Chocolate milk would not do it for me. You’re easily sated.

    Comment by love2wryte — March 31, 2010 @ 11:13 pm | Reply

  3. I’ve found that chocolate solves most problems.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — April 1, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

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