The other day, I was writing (of course) and I got to thinking about little things that I do, or ways I know that I'm really in the zone. I'm working on a novel, and this is the first time in a long time that I'm very excited about what I'm writing. I like to listen to music when I write, I like to just let myself go, and see where the characters take me. I have to wait for the words to come to me. What little things do you guys do? Do you have any writing rituals, or anything you do while you're writing? I think it's interesting to see what works for some people and the different ways we do things during our writing sessions.
Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:08 PM
I love dogs
Posted 27 December 2017 - 01:10 PM
Posted 27 December 2017 - 02:08 PM
I find it interesting that a lot of people put on music when they write, because I absolutely cannot. It's way too much of a distraction, even instrumentals. Makes it harder to hear my rhythm, I guess.
As far as my routines, I guess the one thing that I do is that when I'm actually writing my stories (as in writing the first draft, not editing, rewriting, or revising), I'll keep a spreadsheet of my word count for each day. I try to keep a minimum of a thousand words per day. So I guess part of how I know when I'm really in a groove is when those daily word counts really start hitting higher numbers. Like I knew the book I'm trying to get agented right now was something good because I wrote all 100,000 words over I believe a 32-day span, with only three of those days being under 2000-word days. Best writing day I ever had (for a different story) was 12,000 words. So apparently what I'm saying is that part of my process is to get nerdy with numbers.
If you found my feedback useful, I'd appreciate yours: Ouroboros
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users