Is there something you have to do in order to get yourself in the mood to write? What is your writing ritual?
Mine is a candle. I am a visual person, and candles to me are perfect when it comes to illumination, inside and out.
So, I buy a candle every time I start a new writing project.
Last November, during NaNoWriMo, I went through two of them.
This evening, I went out and bought my new candle for this year’s NaNo. It sits in a pretty glass jar and smells of luscious vanilla. I will start burning it on November 1st, when the writing challenge begins. Each time I am plugging away at my 50,000 words, my candle will be lit. It helps me enter into my fictional world. It’s kind of like flicking a switch.
So, what is it that you do? Is there some little ritual you perform that anchors you into your Writing Mode?