Every writer has routines.
A favorite song or CD or playlist to write to.
A must-have candle burning. Often strawberry-scented, since they say the smell of strawberries evokes creativity.
A tattered, comfy sweater to wear.
A favorite chair - wooden and creaky, or overstuffed and swallowing.
Total silence, a clear desk, a cup of coffee.
Anything to invite the muse. Or the ideas. Or the divine buzz of creativity. Or the whatever you choose to call it.
I need four things:
1) An iced beverage,
2) A corner table in a chatty space where activity is happening around me,
3) Earbuds and the music choice of the day,
I always, always put on lipstick before I write.
This is my go-to recipe.