This week, I’m the featured interview over at Drinking Diaries, a site devoted to women’s experiences with alcohol.
I had 2 thoughts when I was invited to participate:
- Oh, fun!!!
- Oh no.
The stereotype of the alcoholic writer always makes me a little self-conscious when I talk about drinking, or liking to drink. I’m just waiting for someone to tell me it’s a bad habit, it’s a bad idea, or—as one person said to me on Twitter—I have a death wish.
But not every writer’s relationship with alcohol has to be tortured or unhealthy. There are so many cautionary tales about alcohol that maybe it’s time to talk about how it is in fact possible to be a writer and drink while being a better person overall.