I quit, but…

With a few exceptions, I have written nothing on this website without the help of a cigarette.  At present, I am trying to figure out how to be a writer and a non-smoker at the same time.  It’s not going very well.  I’ll keep you posted.

7 thoughts on “I quit, but…

  1. Yay for you! I quit about 10 years ago. I went cold turkey after a few earlier failed attempts on the patch. The best advice I ever got was this: when the urge strikes find a quiet space and do your standard run-of-the-mill deep breathing exercises.

  2. I hear you; it’s tough breaking the connection between two habitual acts. Hopefully the muse strikes.

  3. I recently quit drinking (23 days sober). I used to write (prose and music) when I was drinking and I thought I needed to be drunk in order to be creative.

    In order to get past that I started writing again – tiny things, a sentence or a line or two here and there. It’s been slow going, but I’ve managed to piece a few things together finally without the “help” of alcohol.

    You’ll figure how to write without smoking, it just takes patience and perseverance… and a lot of swearing.

  4. Yeah, isn’t that great? A cup of tea seemed to be something like a replacement. But I like tea a lot. And I don’t write very much anymore.

  5. I was going to say its only a mental connection. But, after thinking about it, I quit writing when I quit smoking. I use to write a song a day, sometimes 3 or 4. I wrote a blog daily, poetry, scripts, etc. I can’t seem to write now. So, if there is a mental connection, I haven’t figured out how to break it.

    Stephen King talks about it in his memoir “On Writing”. His was drink and writing… still, it might help to read it.

  6. I quit about a year and a half ago. It was difficult. My creativity walked around numb like a zombie for 3months before it started to dethaw and come alive again.

  7. Please don’t give up. I mean, please do give up the smoking. But please don’t give up the writing sans nicotine. You’re irreplaceable.

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