Getting ready to write can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. I’ve heard lots of rituals and procedures that have to be maintained while a person is getting ready to write and that made me think of what I need.
I must have quiet not absolute silence but I should be able to think. I’ve tried to write in front of the television or with music on but I start singing, then I think of something else I should have done and then the writing session is over. I need a beverage…sometimes two. Usually water and coffee or tea (iced) would be fine. I have a pad of paper where I have jotted down the steps of how my love story is going to go from point A to point Z (there are times when the character veers off course but they make it back to the final destination). A pen for if I need to jot down something important that came to me. Pictures of both love interests (this is when I just want to throw a physical characteristic in there for good measure). My computer (if not for this what would I write with). The ability to talk to myself…out loud if I have to (sometimes a conversation is needed to get through a particularly difficult scene, and if I’m alone…well, then that’s the best conversationalist I can come up with at the time)
So there you have it. That’s what I need to get BICHOK (Butt in chair – Hands on Keyboard)
Do you have any rituals that you do to make your job easier, better, faster? Share them with me I love a good tip 🙂
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