How Weird Can You Get?
Okay, I didn’t sign-up for this or anything, but I thought it would be fun to write a post about what I do when I write. What I do isn’t very wacky, nor is it all that strange, but it is, um… I don’t know. Anyway, I usually sit in my bedroom on a folding chair with my legs propped up on my bed. I spend awhile looking at my dog (Jackson) and occasionally ask him what I should write about. When (finally) I decide what I want to write about, my fingers begin to rapidly type words into my laptop. Then I get cold and pull the blankets off of my bed and wrap myself up in them. Then I change my clothes (of course I do… I’m a girl! I require at least 3 wardrobe changes per day) (just kidding) (but I do change my clothes). After that, I go down to the kitchen and get my red/plastic/huge/aging cup and fill it with water and ice. Then I go back upstairs to my bedroom and sigh. I try to remember what I was going to write next, then say (aloud), “Um, okay, (character name) just did this, now she’s going to–” and I stop talking abruptly and continue writing. After awhile, I’ll pull out my trusty Kindle Fire and either 1.) play a game, 2.) check my email, 3.) pin a few things on Pinterest, or 4.) Google random things that are of zero benefit to me (and pretty much anyone who breathes oxygen). After I’m done with that, I lay on my bed and look around my room, realizing how far behind I am with cleaning it. I make a mental note to tidy it up when I’m done with my current chapter and eventually go back to my writing chair. After that, I just write and write and write for awhile more… and on occasion I’ll repeat said “ritual” and then write some more.
…I enjoy it. 🙂
PST- I’m sick. Aww man! Oh well, that leaves me lots of writing and napping time… my favorite things! 😉
(here’s the link to the website where the “How Weird Can You Get” chain post thing started… and the link below is to the blog who introduced me to it)