Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Real Writers Don't Diet (When On a Deadline)

I've convinced myself of two things;

1) Excercise would undo all the inspiration that comes from my muses; Hershey, Hostess (I could kill for a Ding Dong right about now), Dove, Ben and of course - Jerry;

2) Taking a break from writing to, say, walk around the block, would interrupt my train of thought. Sure, I'd have great legs, but I'll never get back those ten minutes of complete artistic frustration now would I?

Therefore, I've determined it's in my best interest to avoid excercise and eat more chocolate (especially when frustrated - which happens a lot, actually). I'm going to remove the fascist shackles of diet and exercise and embrace my chocolate martinis one...by one...by one. I will join the dark (chocolate) side and sell my soul for 10,000 more words (and a gooey cinnamon roll).

I guess it's pretty obvious I'm on a deadline right now...huh?
Until my blood sugar returns to normal,.

Leslie "The Assassin" Langtry

12 comments:

Virginia said...

This sounds like my kind of diet. It is amazing how much chololate can calm the nerves and make you feel better. Loved the post.

Christie Craig said...

Leslie,

Okay, that's not even nice. Now, I'm hungry.

Hmmm...they do say dark chocolate is good for you and red wine goes with it real well, right?

Crime Scene Christie

Jana DeLeon said...

Hmmmm, I know you don't want to hear this (and please don't kill me - literally), but I usually take a lap around the block to make my creativity work better. Now, any other time I am positively allergic to exercise....

Gemma Halliday said...

Oh wow. You just killed my diet. I mean, completely murdered it in cold blood. I must have a ding-dong. Now!

~Gemma (the hungry)

Jenyfer Matthews said...

Leslie,

Exercise regimes and self discipline really have no place in your life when you are under deadline. My own deadlines at present are all self imposed and I still haven't been able to get back in the habit of doing *anything* for weeks now. (or maybe that's all just an elaborate rationalization!?)

But I do have to agree with Jana - sometimes I get some great ideas while I'm out walking around doing errands...

Lucy said...

Dark chocolate is actually good for your heart (I'll leave out the part about moderation ;-) ) so really it does have medicinal properties.

Jenyfer Matthews said...

RX: dark chocolate and red wine. Lots of serotonin and antioxidants. Sounds like a winning combination to me on several levels!

Estella said...

Sounds like my kind of diet!

Angie Fox said...

I say anything to feed the muse!

Nathalie said...

Good... I am not the only one who loves chocolate

Lily said...

It must be hard to diet when you are at home all day sitting on a chair... not very active lifestyle ;)

ruth said...

This diet is so effective and appealing. Much easier than most of them. Great post which I will follow.