Cooking versus Writing, no Contest.



When writing conflicts with cooking, for me there is no contest. The image above is not a reflection on my culinary skills but a testimony to my ability to focus on my literary endeavours. This morning, in spite of being hungry, I got stuck into writing a new chapter, as I was on a role. I had earlier put some eggs into a pot of water and left them to cook for our breakfast, returning to the living room to continue my typing. I won’t apologize, as all puns are intended.

I became so engrossed by the ideas my brain was hatching that I completely forgot about breakfast. Even though my stomach was rumbling and complaining, I carried on eggstracting one thought after another until I had finished the chapter. With a sigh of relief and a great feeling of satisfaction, I leaned back in my chair and closed my eyes – I was eggsausted but eggstatic.

I heard the door opening and a strange smell accompanied my husband as he entered the room, carrying a pot for me to eggsamine.

“I think these are cooked,” he eggsclaimed, holding out the pot. “The rest are on the ceiling.”

Well, you can see from the photo above just how ‘hard boiled’ they were. It was the sound of our breakfast eggsploding in the pot that caught his attention. This just goes to prove how dedicated writers can be to their work. I have cremated countless pizzas and boiled dry numerous pots of vegetables, pasta and rice, in the wake of pouring out my thoughts and words – I’m not eggsagerating. Now I can add blowing up eggs to the list.

The funny thing is, I was working on a sequel to one of my books and guess which one it was – ‘A Pocket Full of Shells‘ – I kid you not!

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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6 Responses to Cooking versus Writing, no Contest.

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    AUTHORS how dedicated to writing are YOU? πŸ˜€


  2. This is too hilarious. Doesn’t matter what I’m doing, I just forget. Maybe i’m reading, writing or doing laundry. I need to put on my timer for everything and then I walk around to find out what needs to be shut off.


  3. Ha ha, I can sympathize with you. Our dog is so used to the smoke alarm going off that he has now stopped running around barking at it. He just lifts his head and gives me a dirty look then goes back to sleep.


  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I know this feeling when you are invested in sorting out a character’s dilemma and the tantalising aroma from the kitchen turn into ‘Oh hell that’s another damn pan with no bottom!’

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Don’t feel alone Jean! I’ve burned boiled eggs too. The odor is next to impossible to get rid of… Heck, i’ve even burned water — seriously… Hugs!

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