I hate Tuesdays. I know everyone hates Mondays, but for me most days feel like Monday so I guess I’ve grown immune.
Tuesday is like the one day where nothing good really happens (unless you count tv shows and I don’t since it’s summer and tv bores me). So to make this Tuesday a little less dull I’ve decided to blog about the wondrous power of a drink.
Yes a drink. No I’m not an alcoholic, I’m just a writer.
Most of our creativity lies in the subconscious mind. Tapping into that while we are awake is difficult if you’re sober, especially nowadays where everyone has so much to do and so many people to connect with. As my writing’s progressed, so has my tolerance for hard liquor.
I used to write sober, but there was something missing from my work. A conscious barrier seemed to hold me back. I do not want to promote drunkenness, or overindulging, but if you know your limits and adhere to them, you can produce some crazy brilliant stories. (Not that I would call any of mine brilliant, but I do currently have a publisher)
So here are my story inducing alcohols:
Black Spiced Rum (Kraken)-Horror and Sci-Fi
Wine (Red or blush)-Romance
Whisky (Makers Mark)-Literary/Modern
Vodka is the exception here, this is truly my poison and I cannot write with it in my system. Other hijinks usually ensue and distrat me from the process.
Sometimes a good non alcoholic drink does it too: