I enjoy a good adult beverage, especially with the availability of good beer and wine over here. I should also specify that the only drinking problem I have is the very literal one my husband makes fun of me for--I tend to tip a glass too much when drinking through a straw.
|This kid does a better job than me.|
Anyway, since some very creative people have admitted to doing some of their best work while tipsy, I thought it would be a fun little experiment to have a glass of wine or several before trying to write. Hey, anything to give the creative juices a kick-start. Worth a try, right?
Or, as I called it, trying to "do a Hemingway."
So one night, I had a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, then sat down at my computer to get my write on.
Sadly, it didn't work. I think I got stupider.
It turns out that my attention span went from "serious intellectual" to "Ooh, shiny!" very quickly and I ended up stalking people on Facebook rather than getting any groundbreaking material written.
My husband thought I was entertaining, at least until I fell asleep, so that's something.
How about you? Do you have a drink while writing? Does it let the creative juices flow? Or does it unleash your inner Facebook stalker?