After I have done all that I listed here I finally get to sit down at the keyboard and start typing it.
1) I am sure to have a “sacred space” for my writing without distractions. I write in my basement where there is (by design) no Network connection. (I even went out a few years ago and bought a used laptop with a broken wireless adapter for this purpose.) I also set the mood for my writing.
2) I lay out my scene list from my pre-drafting work and start typing. I have a master folder on each computer wherein I put a folder for that day’s work. I make a different Word doc for each chapter. (more…)
Conscious of it or not, when we walk into a home we are in a state of mind which determines how we will react to everything inside of it. When I come into my own home, I’m only affected by anything out of the norm (the more abnormal, the greater my reaction would be). It’s “home”—I’m not there to critique the chairs, tables, pictures or lighting. I’m there to relax, work, eat, whatever. When you go visit friends (more…)