Monday, April 14, 2014

Quirky Writer's Habits - Writer's Reveal April



Here is this month's question from the Writer's Reveal group, supplied by Ashley Howland:

Quirky Writer’s Habits: We’ve all got them so it’s time to share. There must be something you do that you know is strange or your friends think is strange? Let’s have a laugh and see where this takes us.


This post is going to be a bit shorter than my usual because I am currently writing posts for the Blog Your Book in 30 Days challenge and writing a short mermaid story every day for Mermaid's Muse this month, and those two projects are keeping me very busy right now.

I have two edible things I like to have on hand when I am about to jump into an epic writing session: Red Vine licorice (the red ones) and Diet Mug Root Beer. Neither of these are easily found in the UK though. I do know how to get them here, but the price is high, so I don't do it often. I usually have to settle for coffee, and the caffeine kick I get from coffee goes a long way in helping me continue with those major writing sessions.

The other quirk is that I set myself frequent deadlines. Without them, I procrastinate and get nothing done, so I need those deadlines, even if they are self-imposed, to keep me writing.

What quirks do you have?

To read about some other quirky habits, read the other Writer’s Reveal posts below:

3 comments:

Rhianna SG said...

I have been known to reward myself with a treat or two as I right as well. There is just something about munching that seems to get the juices flowing

J.C. Wolfe said...

I like to snack while writing too, mostly chocolate. As for setting deadlines, that's definitely something I should do more often. I'm quite the procrastinator, so actually meeting a deadline would be considered a quirk for me!

Emily said...

I always eat chocolate while writing! But I always eat chocolate anyway, so I'm not sure it counts. ;)