Today is a big day in the romance writing world – the announcement of the Golden Heart and RITA class of 2012. It’s like the Oscars of Romance, complete with an awards ceremony to announce the winners at the national convention in July.
But wait, Abigail, you might be asking. What does this have to do with your kitchen? And I answer you – what do you eat for breakfast when you’re about to have a nerve-wracking day?
Doesn’t matter why your nerves are being wracked. An interview for your dream job. Taking the SATs. Knowing if your manuscript or story was in the top 10 percent of all romance novels submitted that year. You want to make sure what ever you eat isn’t going to make you feel worse.
Me, I’m having bagel and lox comfort food this morning. (At least, that’s what I anticipate, since I’m writing this post on Sunday. We’ll see what actually happens tomorrow.) And maybe some diet Dr Pepper. Because nothing goes better with a bagel and cream cheese than diet Dr Pepper.
On a completely unrelated side note, I once read a book that took place in Boston, my hometown. A character there ordered grits at a restaurant, because there’s never a wrong time to eat grits. I had never even HEARD of grits until I moved to Florida. So, there may never be a wrong time, but there’s certainly a wrong place!
Anyway, I asked other folks what they’re going to have on this nerve-wracking day, and there was a common theme: chocolate or too nervous to eat. I don’t recommend that for myself – doing the sugar thing that early would make me sick, and I have a hard time focusing when I’m hungry. I recommend something bland, like oatmeal. Maybe put some fruit in it for an extra vitamin kick.
What’s going on in your world this morning? Are you waiting for the phone to ring? Or did it ring for you already??? Got an interview coming or a big test? What are you going to have for breakfast?
Comments today will also be entered into the drawing for the cookbook from the previous post. 🙂