One thing I enjoy doing when I need a bit of a break is baking. And I especially enjoy it when I come across a recipe that is a different spin on others I might have in my stash of cookbooks. Recently, in the local paper there was a recipe for Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie. (because the meringue was twice as high as the actual lemon custard) I bake a LOT of chocolate pies with meringue, but the meringue is usually only about half as high as the pie. Not so bad, really. But, this Lemon Pie? I had to try it because Mother’s Day was coming up, it looked impressive and what’s my mom’s fave pie? Right.
So, here is where I come in with a few pictures. Yes, I had this blog in mind when I took them, because to me, baking a pie can be sort of like writing if you think about it.
First, you assemble your ingredients and your baking tools (story arc, character creation):
you throw it all into a bowl/or pot, and mix it up (plot development takes off):
Assemble pie (conflict/character mash up, tension increases, suspense rises)
Bake, cool, and enjoy! (character/conflict resolution, THE END),
Since I discovered how comforting it was to write, bake, and then write some more, I moved on to another tasty treat, strawberry shortcake with buttermilk cake for the cake part:
This latest baking frenzy means I HAVE to get back to running…, and soon.
How do you unwind when working on your stories?