May 31st, 2012
I find it more than interesting hearing of other author's writing habits, and what keeps them motivated throughout the writing process.
Since publishing Six Bits last December, and now having some time to look back over the process I went through to complete the project, I am now able to recognize many of the habits I developed during that time, and am finding how valuable some of them have become as I complete my next book.
For instance, I discovered I write better, and am more motivated to write in the early morning, rather than evening. I've also discovered I write much better in the fall and winter, rather than the spring and summer. I have a hard time writing when background noise is present, but have no real issue writing if there is non-lyrical music playing.
I'm grateful for the voice memos app on my iPhone, because many of my most creative thoughts hit while I'm driving home from work, or in the middle of the night. Lord help me if I have to get up and use the bathroom after midnight, because ideas start flooding in from all directions, making it very difficult to get back to sleep.
It's interesting how these things develop with no real rhyme or reason. But I like knowing where my comfort zones are, because I need all the advantages I can get trying to stay focused while only being able to write part-time.
Posted by Michael Ringering
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