Every writer has a particular set of habits that he/she abides by, sometimes for no clear reason. Here are ten of mine:
1 – I always write in 500-word chunks and take 5-10 minute breaks between each session.
2 – Out of all the mugs I own, only a select few are my official writing mugs. Two are for coffee, one is for tea.
3 – I switch back and forth between a desk-and-chair and a couch or recliner.
4 – I hold my breath when writing intense scenes.
5 – I never write in my bedroom.
6 – Many of my good ideas hit me during long car rides, but if I try to write on the road, I’ll be sick within 30 seconds.
7 – Every so often I’ll get a strong urge to write by hand, so I end up with notebooks full of disjointed scenes.
8 – I always edit a printed copy of my manuscript.
9 – Whenever I stop to think while writing I end up rubbing my jaw. Don’t ask why. I just do.
10 – I almost never touch my manuscript before lunch.
What are some of your writerly habits? Care to share? Drop a comment below! And while you’re at it, don’t forget to subscribe.
Keep calm and write on, friend!