Not that I really have much of a game, but I really get waylaid by the holidays. It is just way too easy to push writing to the back burner when I’ve got cornbread dressing to make, Christmas cards to order, and, oh! I just remembered I need to see if we have enough forks for Thanksgiving dinner.
I cannot keep a thought, much less write prose.
When this happens, I often go to my safe place–the kitchen, or more specifically, my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.
I don’t know why exactly. I suppose it’s that baking feeds both my needs: creativity and instant gratification. My girls don’t really get my writing, but man-oh-man do they get the deliciousness of some warm Nutella Pumpkin muffins.
Thanks to My Oven Light for the inspiration and for making me a hero around here in about 30 minutes.
I’ll worry about those forks later.