Okay, not so coincidentally. We all love Thai food.
Then I got to thinking about food, which can be fun. Even though I don't like cooking it, I do like eating it. And writing about it. In fact, I have to watch myself to make sure I don't have my MC eating something every other scene.
"Self," I say, "Ciel can not eat all the time. Sometimes she has to drink adult beverages. Or kiss hot guys. Or get kidnapped by Vikings."
And then I think, bring on the pastry!
Okay, yeah. It's a struggle.
To the writers among you, how much does food figure in what you write? Not at all? Peripherally? Or do you describe it in loving detail?
To the non-writers, do you enjoy fiction with food-related scenes?
On a sidenote (since I'm nosy), do you snack while you read? What's your favorite reading snack?
And since I'm rambling here, back to the writers -- do you snack while you write? What's your favorite writing snack?
When I read, I love a good piece of chocolate. And then something salty, like popcorn or chips, to balance out the sweetness. Oh, and then I feel guilty about the junk and nibble on baby carrots or crispy sugar snap peas. After which I feel virtuous enough to go back to the chocolate...
Yeah, it's kind of a vicious cycle.
When I write, I usually just sip on hot, strong tea between brilliant flashes of genius. (Ha! You buyin' this? Sometimes I crack myself up.)
If I'm revising, I might toss in my favorite "Revision Skittles" (Skittles Crazy Cores), an idea I got from Tiffany Schmidt (one of my fabulous crit partners). Tiffany has
Oh, man. Now I'm hungry...