Thursday, August 06, 2009

My Writing Routine

Until the editor of the excellent Branta: the might of write asked if I'd like to contribute a post about my daily writing routine, I didn't think I had one. Then I pondered for a few weeks, observed myself, and discovered that I do! It's all here, and I am a little embarassed by it... I feel I come across as insane! Please go have a look and tell me that I'm not, I'm really not...! Please...

8 comments:

Carolyn Jess-Cooke said...

I read it and really liked it - I love that you ask the Universe for inspiration, I believe very strongly in that... I too would love to get 1000 words on paper by 7am but my brain doesn't get into gear until 10pm...

Sara Crowley said...

Oh, oh, oh, I meant to tell you, I read Richard Wiseman's "Change your life in : 59 seconds" and in it somewhere (can't find book right now) there is a scientific study that proves we are right to play our distracting word games to unblock creativity. Will try and find details, but anyway, play on!

Tania Hershman said...

Carolyn, it does work, try it! And I hear you about the 10pm. Apparently, I heard on the radio, that is prime creativity time...

Sara - show me, show me! We knew we were right...

Lauri Kubuitsile said...

Wow- yes you do have a very ineresting technique!The only thing we have in common is email obsession. I am always checking thinking something wonderful is waiting. But checking book stats- that would make me crazy. I don't even know how to check blog stats. I used to have some place that told me but they seem to have disappeared.

Tania Hershman said...

Lauri,
you're lucky, the stats thing really is a bit OCD-like. Crazy, crazy.

Sarah Hilary said...

Left a comment - it's great when a place lets you do that!

Sophie Nicholls said...

Loved reading about your writing routines/rituals, Tania. As a writer and therapist using hypnosis, the Lexulous doesn't surprise me at all. Giving your conscious mind something to 'do' tends to free up your creative subconscious. Also word games are all about playfulness and free association - and I think these are essential to creativity. Thanks for sharing with us.

Emma said...

Oh I love.d reading this! Makes me feel much better about my own morning obsessions (stats, blog updates, emails, Guardian headlines, etc.). I too was tickled by the idea putting a call out to the Universe, must give that a go.

Best of luck with preparations for the big move.