If not, latch on to another tidbit from Joel at LifeHack…
If you’re not on a tight deadline, walk away
and do something completely unrelated.
Like biscotti, for instance.
First of all, more than a few of us are never on a tight deadline. [A common obstacle to productivity, by the way.]
So, when inspiration from pen and keyboard is lacking, well, what is more unrelated than Nonna’s Biscotti?
As I shared with a friend tonight: Writing just doesn’t feed the soul like mixing sugar, flour, and eggs and seeing something concrete [and tasty] emerge, as opposed to something abstract and lifeless [my writing].
Note: My wife’s eyes lit up when I suggested that there was no reason half of these raisin-walnut cookies couldn’t be dipped in chocolate.
Another note: I don’t use almond extract. To put it bluntly, yick. Just seems too fake. I’d just as soon add extra vanilla. Or, as the recipe includes, brandy.