post on her blog called How Do You Beat the Writer’s Blues? Well worth bookmarking for
those moments when you’re floundering and your brain ab-so-lute-ly refuses to remember any
strategies that ever worked for you in the past.
In the comments section, I was replying to Charlotte’s questions (“What do you do when the
writer’s blues hit? How do you pull yourself out of them?”) when suddenly I found myself ad-
libbing about hot fudge sundaes.
Now, I’ve never used a hot fudge sundae as medication for the writer’s blues. It doesn’t sound
like such a bad idea, actually. But I had something way more evolved in mind.
That’s right. Immunizing myself against my next bout of writer’s blues.
Today I drove to a wonderful place a few miles from my house called J.R. Grinder & Malts. This
50’s-style ice cream joint makes their sundaes, shakes and old-fashioned malts using home-
made ice cream from Katie’s Korner. Yum.
They also serve grinders made with various delicious-sounding ingredients. Having spent my
formative years in Australia, I have no idea what a grinder is. But it comes with their signature
spread and the promise of being toasted to perfection. I’ll be going back to try one.
But I digress. My mission was a serious one: immunization. I promptly ordered the hot fudge sundae and was amazed that the girl asked whether I wanted that with everything (whippedcream, nuts and a cherry). Is there any other way to have it?
So . . . everything tasted yummalicious. I went from feeling overworked to relaxed, happy and
smiling a lot. I loved the nostalgic music and 50’s-style decor. The people were friendly. I was
out of the office on a Thursday afternoon. Righteous stuff.
Will this avert my next creeping outbreak of writer’s blues? Who can prove that it won’t?
I like this kinda therapy.
Do you have an immunization clinic for writers in your local area? What kind of “shots” do they administer there?