Writing Rituals or Habits?
Rituals, we all have them, if it's before a big event or after there is something everyone does..Maybe a dance...Wearing your fave t-shirt for good luck, eating certain foods....
I never considered it when I first started to write. Or maybe I should say that I never saw what I did as a ritual. Well I was wrong. Ever since I started to write I always made sure to have music on in the background. I am one of those people that can't have silence around while I work. I don't mean that I want chaos, I don't/ I just mean that I like to have the noise in the form of music. I find it relaxing and it inspires me.
I sometimes listen to specific music that will fit the mood of the book that I am writing or the specific scene. All I know is that I need to have music playing while I work...I need music like people need coffee....LOL
Some authors I have talked to have said that they like to eat while they write or have the TV on. Isn't it interesting to hear all the little things people do. Sometimes we do things and don't even think about it. It's something we have done over and over and it's a part of who you are.
What are your rituals when you write or read or even are doing something important?
What are some of the strangest ones you have heard about?