Friday, June 8, 2012

Quotes and Cookies: Write Through It.


"Write through it."

~Elana Johnson


I'd try to write something profound, but I'm going to just let Elana continue. "I find it works for everything. Feeling depressed? Write through it. Jealous? Write through it. In a slump? Write through it! Hit a wall? Write through it!"

Fabulous advice, no?

Oh, and speaking of Elana (yes, I used an Elana quote specifically for its brilliant segue ;), she will be HERE on Monday! There are three things I have to say about that:

1. Not only will she be here as part of her SURRENDER blog tour, but she agreed to a crazy fun photo shoot as well. :o)
2. It was epic.
3. It's the most fun I've had with a blog post in a very long time.

So come hang out with us on Monday! It'll be a blast. And in anticipation of Elana's visit, I have for you BACON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. Seriously. What do you think? Just how cookies should be, or two things that should never mix? I have to say that even though it's candied bacon, my brain’s a little weirded out that there is MEAT in my COOKIE. But my taste buds keep saying, “Who cares! It’s a cookie!” And then my brain rolls its eyes and says, “Whatev."

Photo Credit: Secret Life of a Chef's Wife

Write through it! And have a great weekend!

34 comments:

JeffO said...

Great advice. It works pretty well for me.

And bacon makes EVERYTHING better.

Tonja said...

No bacon for me. I agree about writing through it.

S.P. Bowers said...

Writing through it is the only way to write. There will always be an excuse not to write.

I'm a little weirded out by bacon in cookies too. Love bacon, love cookies, not sure the two should mix.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

I just can't get on board with the bacon in desserts. Granted, I haven't tried it, but it just...I don't know.

Love Elana.

Patti said...

Can't wait to see Elana's photo shoot. Where I live the have maple bacon donuts.

Tara Tyler said...

looking forward to monday!

those cookies are tainted, *puts up crossed fingers and backs away!*

have a great weekend!

Leslie Pugh said...

That is perfect advice for me right now because I'm in a bit of a writing slump trying to fix lame things I threw into my WIP. Anyway, I'm contemplating hunting down cookies like that. Bacon and chocolate sound divine right now!

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, those cookies look fabulous! Thanks, Peggy! Can't wait for Monday.

Mara Rae said...

No bacon for me since I'm veggie (although I always say that bacon is the gateway meat...it just smells so darn good!) but I'm looking forward to Monday's post! Have a great weekend :)

Angela Brown said...

Look forward to the Elana fun on Monday. Woot!

And seriously, there's bacon in those chocolate chip cookies? I don't know if I should dance for joy or shake my head that two things I enjoy were combined into divine yumminess.

Carrie Butler said...

Great advice! :) Bacon cookies? Oddly enough, I'm intrigued...

Have a great weekend!
...And a great next week, since I won't be here!

Jessie Humphries said...

Write through throwing up bacon flavored chocolate? Okay.

Joshua said...

"Write through it." I really wish I could.

I also wish I didn't see those cookies because I'm really hungry now.

Michael Horvath said...

I could go for a dozen of those cookies after the week I had. Monday-got fired, without ever getting a warning. Tuesday-re-hired, at the same place for half the pay. No wonder I never got written up, it was all about the money. Wednesday-stayed home one day before heading back to work. Ya gotta have health insurance after all. Thursday, Friday-Back to work but did no work.

I will say though that I did write even though I wasn't feelin' it. Please pass the cookies...

Melanie Conklin said...

I enjoy a little seasalt on top of a chocolate chip cookie. Sometimes I sprinkle it on before I put them in the oven. I'm on the fence about bacon.

Imogen said...

I haven't had breakfast yet. Stop tempting me with cookies.

prerna pickett said...

good advice. I need to listen to it more often.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Elana's so fun. Since I'm not an outliner I especially appreciate her insight.

Marewolf said...

I LOVE ELANA JOHNSON!!!

I mean, I don't *know* her, but everything she says about writing is wonderful and inspirational and oh so true. I just want to squeeze her real bad.

That's all.

Can't wait for Monday :D

Ruth Josse said...

Yes, fabulous advice! Monday sounds fun. :) Elena is awesome.

Kelley Lynn said...

Can't wait for Monday!

And heck, gotta try those cookies because I have to eat all cookies I see. :)

E.D. said...

Yes to the writing, no to the cookies!

Annalisa Crawford said...

My Hubby once read a story I wrote when I was angry with him... enough said!!

Bacon cookies?? No, no, no, no etc!

Elodie said...

Hmmm bacon! :D
Writing through it is such great advice, difficult, inspiring and therapeutic even!
Looking forward to your Monday blog post :D
Hope you´re having a wonderful weekend, Peggy!

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Write through it?? Yes, sometimes but sometimes not... Despite my best efforts. The cookies sound - well, interesting??!!!

Tracy Bermeo (A2Z Mommy) said...

Awesome quote. I just read through a guest post from Elana on Writer's Ally with S. A Larsen. Looking forward to Monday.
Bacon in a cookie? Not sure, but there is something to be said for sweet and salty together, although I'm not sure how sweet or salty candied bacon is- never tried it. I think I need to have breakfast. :)
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Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Great advice from Elana! Looking forward to the interview and photo shoot :)

Bea Sempere (Denise Baer) said...

Just stopping by to say hello. I think I'll pass on this weeks cookies. :D

Leigh Ann said...

Ahhhhhhh two of my favorite authors on one blog! It's going to be EPIC!

"Write through it" is exactly what I needed to do the past few weeks. I did, and it helped, and I have a new baby draft to show for it. In a new genre, even! Wheee!

My Jewish soul wept at those cookies, but my waistline will certainly be the better for me not being able to eat them. :) Silver linings, I suppose.

<3

Leigh Covington said...

AWESOME! Looking forward to the "Elana" post tomorrow! Sounds epic!!
And those cookies look delicious!

Leigh Covington said...

AWESOME! Looking forward to the "Elana" post tomorrow! Sounds epic!!
And those cookies look delicious!

Trisha said...

I would try those cookies, even if they sound totally weird and, yeah, I don't tend to mix sweet & savoury in one go. I'd still try these! They do look amaaaaaaaazing.

Nicole said...

I'm a big believer in writing through it. And now I'm wondering what bacon chocolate chip cookies would actually taste like. ;)

tfwalsh said...

I like that advice... reminds us of the bigger picture...:)