I've been horribly slow with blogging during the holidays, and will especially be so this week (for obvious reasons). I do have some good news. With my husband being on vacation, I've been promised tons of writing time every day and may finish (if not be really close to finishing) my Nano WIP! It'll be like a second draft, though, because I've been revising (twice over usually) each chapter. I'm proud of myself. Clapping myself on the back as we type (woah, I'm talented).
I have to ask, after realizing I have some weird rituals or habits when I sit down to write, if anyone else does? Or am I just . . . odd? Well, of course I'm odd, but you know what I mean. Some habits of mine include, as evidenced above, revising as I write (in OCD fashion, mind you), not being able to stop a chapter a few lines into a page. I'll either edit it down to fit the previous page, or add more so it's at least 1/3 of the way down (how odd is THAT?) And, of course, I have to either be 1. at my desk with Pandora playing and a snack (usually dark chocolate) or, 2. At my favorite coffee shop with Pandora playing and a latte (I experiment with all different types of coffee drinks, though). These are just some of my habits. Please prove I'm not the only crazy writer out here?
And have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Kwanzaa!! (and a belated Happy Hanukkah !