When you’re in the throes of writing—whether you’re on a deadline or in the midst of NaNo or just have a story you’ve got to get down—it’s important to stay hydrated!
Everybody has their favorite beverages for when they’re mid-draft, but here’s how I keep myself going:
The Classic: Water
I know, water is boring, but it’s important. No matter what other beverages you consume while typing or scribbling away, water should always be on your list. The health benefits are numerous, and it’s a relatively easy way to keep yourself from falling into bad habits when you’re more concerned with the next plot point than where your next meal is coming from.
Personally, I like to try to drink about a cup of water for each non-water beverage, and so far, that seems to have worked out okay.