Recently someone commented that I was quirky and it got me thinking. I guess I am kind of quirky and these quirks are most apparent when it comes to my habits as a writer. They are as follows:
1.Time of day-early morning, preferably when it's still dark outside. Why? I don't know...just something about being alone with my characters, in the dark, with only the glow of the computer screen lighting the room. To me, it's somehow more personal, more intimate.
2.Clothing-nothing confining, the looser, the better. Sweats, baggy t-shirt, and socks (no shoes). In the winter, a hoody is added to the above ensemble. And yes, I do have a "lucky" t-shirt that I'm prone to wear when I'm stuck or have written myself into a corner!
3.Hair-twisted up and held with a clippie.
4.Place-in my office surrounded by my "stuff." Crystals, candles, and books, with a cup of coffee on the right side of my computer screen and my amazonite egg (the Writer's Stone) within easy reach. I can do brainstorming in other locations, but when it comes down to the nitty gritty, I seem to write better when I have my things around me.
5.Sound or no sound?? Sound...a radio turned low to a local "goldie-oldie" station.
Okay, so those are my top five quirks...yes, I have more, but I'll share those some other time! 8) How about you...any quirks? And they don't have to pertain to writing. Just anything that you have to do the same way every time...come to think about it, is that the definition for obsessive compulsive disorder???? Whatever 9)...personally I like "quirks" better!!!
Everyone have a good rest of the week and I'll catch you next Thursday!