I've been asked this many, many times in the past and now I'm curious. What do you guys do to get yourself geared up for writing? A nice cup of coffee? A little bit of incense in the corner of the room? Positioning a laptop in a specific location in your room where the echo is juuuuuuust right and putting a Jon Stewart YouTube video on on repeat? I think we all wanna know and compare!
Personally I have a musical habit; I like having some OST music or appropriate music made by some guy on YouTube on repeat while I write, scene-dependent. A glass of orange juice or a little chocolate never goes amiss either, though!
All I need are my eye even halfway open. I sometimes jump up and write in my sleep. If I didn't need to work, I'd have SO many manuscripts finished! But, to help, I do use music to capture and tighten up whatever scene I'm working on. Music causes emotion which then translates onto the page.
All I need is black coffee or a diet soft drink to be able to write. The longer I do so, the more I am able to tune things out. Sometimes I become so absorbed in my writing that it feels as if I’ve actually lost time, a few hours in fact. Much of it takes place in my mind first and then pieces of stories come when they come. I’ve been known to write notes on a stack of napkins in a restaurant, or on scraps of paper from my purse as my husband drives us down the road. He’s a very patient man.
I can write just about anywhere. All I really need is the inspiration flowing. And for the book I am working on for NaNoWriMo, I feel the muse allowing this story to flow. My chapters are becoming Patterson-like. Those 2-3 page chapters in which the book winds up with 50-100 chapters. We'll see where I, Ronan windsbup when it's done. The story is just barely beginning even though I'm five chapters in.