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A Writer Needs Her Chocolate

  By Andrea Merrell Have you ever had one of those days? You know, the kind that drains the very life out of you. As writers, I’m sure we’ve all experienced these times when absolutely nothing seems to go right. I had one of these days recently. My back ached, and my head throbbed. I had an important edit to finish, but I couldn’t concentrate. My eyelids kept threatening to slam shut. I tried a cup of coffee and a brisk walk. No change. I sat down at my computer and tried my best to pull my thoughts together so I could focus on the task at hand. But all I wanted to do was take a nap—or an extended vacation. That’s when I spotted it. The dark chocolate bar lying innocently on the edge of my desk. My eyes widened, and every nerve in my body perked up. I had forgotten it was there. But it definitely called my name. It did the trick. Ahhhh … now to get back to work. That’s when I realized that sometimes a girl (or guy) just needs a little chocolate. That’s also when the Lord

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