After all the serious posts lately, I need a break for something fun. And oh look, the calendar is playing along.
It’s getting close to one of my favorite times of the year: Halloween. As a kid, I loved dressing up (in one of those semi-lame-made-from-stuff-in-mom-and-dad’s-closet costumes), going out trick-or-treating, turning our basement into a cheesy haunted house, and of course, the candy.
Now I don’t dress up, ring doorbells, or cobble together a haunted house, but I love that my neighborhood goes all out for Halloween. We attract kids from all over, and some even ride in on hay-covered trailers.
And I still love the candy. I’m a non-gourmet chocoholic, and this time of year provides a great excuse to buy lots of candy bars.
I consider it a work expense. *waits to see if anyone believes that one*
No really, we all need some kind of fuel for our writing. Writers on Twitter talk about their intake of coffee, wine, vodka, Mountain Dew, pretzels, bacon, and chocolate.
I don’t drink coffee (I know, I’m a writer heathen for that), rarely drink wine, but the chocolate? Oh yes, that’s my vice. Kit Kats, Almond Joys, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s bars, etc. Love them all.
If I think we’re going to get 200 kids for Halloween, I buy enough candy for 300. *blinks innocently* I never claimed to be good at math. So it’s completely not my fault if I have a lot of miniature candy bars left over, right?
Once I was in a deadline cave when the calendar was in the no-man’s land between Valentine’s Day and Easter. The clerk at the local store gave me a very odd look when I checked out with 20 candy bars—and that’s it.
Who needs balanced meals to keep me going on 4 hours of sleep a night when I have chocolate? *smile* Luckily, I don’t usually eat that much chocolate, but some days, I need some of that sweet, melty goodness.
What do you snack on while writing? Do you snack more some days than others? What makes the difference (sleep deprivation, a rejection, etc.)? Do you celebrate Halloween? If so, what’s your favorite part of the holiday? Do overbuy candy like I do?