This time of year, I always start to crave grapefruit.

I’ve fallen into a habit of getting some writing done and then sitting down to enjoy my grapefruit before I wind down for the evening. At least until a couple of days ago.

I’ve been out of grapefruit for several days and I forgot to get some at the store when I was there a couple days ago. Fortunately for me, I had other errands to run today, so I stopped and got some more grapefruit. I’m so excited for my little bit of sunshine tonight. I can taste it now.


I sometimes I think that getting to my ritual of eating the grapefruit actually makes me write a bit faster. I know many writers use before writing rituals, but I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of after writing habits. But, in watching my habits as I have, I’ve noticed that sometimes that carrot after the task helps to get me through it. Maybe it will now help someone else.