Friday, November 16, 2012

An Author's Life: Does This Manuscript Make Me Look Fat?

Yeah, I have "food issues."  It's something I discovered after getting into 12-step recovery for something(s) else.  Call it the Whac-A-Mole theory of addiction. Never did I want to eat so much for no good reason as when I finally decided to stop [fill in blank].

When it comes to food, which is impossible to quit altogether, things really get dicey when there really is an alleged good reason for indiscriminate, mindless over-eating to self-soothe. Writing a book is one of those bogus good reasons. I'm now two-thirds and five pounds into this latest effort.

I am such a liar.

Truth be told,  I'm only slightly over one-third done with this manuscript and more like eight pounds heavier. Plus, I've restored caffeinated coffee to my writing regimen. At this rate, I'll be ready for detox and a new wardrobe by January.

You can help by keeping me in prayer . . . and sending dark chocolate.



2 comments:

Sue said...

Ever notice that you never feel like bingeing on brussels sprouts or boneless skinless chicken breast?

I can so relate!!!

Meredith Gould said...

Uh, sadly and I must admit grossly, I did once binge on brussels sprouts. They were oven roasted and so yummy. And then, they became deadly. For me and everyone around me. Sad.