So here it goes.
- I cannot wear socks while writing. I'm not sure why, but I have to have bare feet. If I wear socks, I get to warm and can't think.
- I have to have tea or ice water to the right of my keyboard. Yes, I do drink it.
- I have to take about 30 minutes to get settled (depending on how focused I am when I sit down). This is the only one that is not constant.
- Music. Yes, I must have music. I can write without, but it doesn't feel comfortable. In the case of my current WIP, I have to listen to classical music, or at least neo-classical. My current listening list includes: Mozart's Requiem, Brahm's Requiem, E.S. Posthumus, and Escala. I have also listened to Beethoven, among other classical greats. If I try to write to anything else, it doesn't work (at least for this WIP).
The interesting thing about #4 is that I was able to listen to a completely different style of music for a short-story that I was writing for my creative writing class. I'm not sure why this works, but it does. I guess my current story has its own soundtrack.
So, what writing OCD moments...er...rituals do you have?
'Till Next time.
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