Thursday, August 27, 2009
What is your writing routine?
Apparently I am not alone in needing a routine to crank out my work. In the seasonal aspect of things, I am more of a summer/fall writer than I am a winter/spring sort. That is because I love to sit outside and write. When the weather is pleasant, cool, and dry, I am at my utmost best. Not so when I have to write indoors because its just too cold or wet outside. And in the south, spring is nice, but usually pretty dang stormy. Hard to get anything done with the tornado sirens going off all around you.
What about you? Do you have a specific time to write? A specific place? What about a special hat you wear or notebook you use?
These are the things that signify to our creative muse that we are prepared to allow ideas to flow. The thing that troubles me most is, whenever I get in my place with my tools at hand, someone usually interrupts. I used to be able to pick up my train of thought and get back at it years ago. Not so much today.
We should always know when the best time for creating is as well. Are you a morning writer or an evening one? Does the television have to be on or off? Do you listen to music or does it have to be quiet?
The fun of crafting a story is something that we all will admit to being as addicted to. When the writing is going well, we feel on top of the world. That wonderful feeling is what leads us to sit down and write in the first place. It is also what gets us back there day after day during the creation phase.
I am going to repeat an earlier statement as well, and say that if you are having trouble getting words on the page, just go out of your normal place and get somewhere new and different with new and exciting sensory surroundings to tweak the muse.
That’s what I am going to do next week, when I once again fly off to my beloved mountains in NH and Vermont. Look forward to a fun pictorial of my adventures in days ahead. I hope you all have a wonderful week filled with lots of word counts!