I went into the kitchen to do a 5-minute job. Five hours later I was still in there. One thing leads to another.
I recently watched a movie in which a publisher calls one of his writers to find out when a manuscript will be done. He hears the sound of an oven door opening and pans being slid in.
“What are you doing? Are you baking?!” he yells.
He knows if she is cooking, she isn’t writing.
The writer hangs up, shoves the phone in the refrigerator.
I miss my writer friends, but I’ll see a bunch of them in May and maybe we’ll talk about this very thing, how one creative outlet keeps the juices flowing for another, BUT you have to be careful it’s not being used to procrastinate. In other words, you aren’t cooking to avoid writing. I certainly wasn’t. But people do.
A rainy spring day is the perfect time to try out Mark Bittmann’s Roasted Asparagus with Crunchy Parmesan Topping recipe.