1. I don't eat a lot of sweets. Very little, in fact.

2. I nom on almonds while I work.

3. I walk the block every evening. Takes about 23 minutes.

4. I have 5 more years teaching before I can write full time. (In case you're wondering, I already have 32 years under my belt, but I'm not eligible yet for full retirement.)

5. I write to instrumental soundtracks. I create "albums" for each of my books, and listen to them while I'm working.