Hey there Wottareaders! this is my interview with Drew Myers, author of The Tacos and Chocolate Diet, let’s get to know him better!
What can you tell us about you?
I had 11 jobs in the 11 years after graduating from college. My dad told me when I was growing up, “If you’re not happy with what you’re doing, go do something else.” I embraced that advice with both arms and squeezed tight.
One book, one movie, one song, and one videogame?
- Book: Into the Wild by Jon Kraukher
- Movie: Remember the Titans
- Song: Rose of Jericho by Drew Kennedy
- Videogame: Tetris
If you had to define yourself just using one sentence of your novels, which one would be?
Life is short. Life is precious. We need to act accordingly.
Do you have any rituals for writing? Any kind of habit or goal to achieve every day?
While I was working on my debut book – The Tacos and Chocolate Diet – I constantly asked myself this poignant question: “How do you eat an elephant?” The obvious and powerful answer: “One bite at a time.” I stopped looking at my goal of 65,000 words.
I simply got up every day at 5:15 a.m. and wrote for 45 minutes. It didn’t matter if I wrote 1,000 words or 100 words – but I kept going for 45 minutes. Eventually the book was done.
Let’s talk about procrastination, what is the most absurd thing you’ve been doing when you should be writing?
The list is long … where to start? Instead of writing, I’ve found myself clipping my fingernails, washing the dog, sharpening all the pencils in the house, sorting the unmatched socks, cleaning out the junk drawer, re-reading old blog posts, weeding the garden, unsubscribing from all the junk emails in my Inbox….
Tell us about your book, what do you think is the most interesting aspect of it?
We’re all blessed, and we need to recognize that. We might be going through a tough stretch; we might be in a rut, but because we have so many blessings – so much to be grateful for – we only need to make small tweaks here and there to get back to living the lives that we want.
What are you writing right now?
It’s called Stop Eating Sh*t Sandwiches. It’s all about how we talk to ourselves, which is usually mean, disrespectful and rude.
Thank you to author Drew Myers for answering my questions.
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