Writing is hard work.
No, really, it is. Long hours spent at the keyboard, pacing the floor, head-desking (I decided that should be an actual verb, don’t you agree?), rearranging post-it notes on the wall…
Seriously hard work, I tell you. The kind that requires fuel of some sort. Some writers swear by chocolate for this purpose, but my waistline would disagree with that idea — especially lately. O.O
So what’s a writer to do? In my case, I’ve turned to popcorn. At 93 calories in 3 cups (air popped), it’s the perfect munch-while-I-plot snack, and I can even afford a couple of add-ins, like the ones in my newest favorite recipe ever, shared here. So go ahead, indulge. You can thank me later. 😉
Salted Maple Popcorn (originally posted at Homestead Revival)
1 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1 T. butter
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
sea salt to taste
Pop popcorn (I use a hot air popper). Melt butter and maple syrup together, bring to a boil, and remove from heat. Add vanilla. Stirring constantly, drizzle syrup mix over popcorn in a large bowl. Continue stirring until popcorn is evenly coated. Sprinkle with salt, stir thoroughly once more, and enjoy!
I kid you not, people. This is what will ensure the completion of book 3 in the Grigori Legacy, news of which you can find here (in case you missed it ;)).