I've got to say that I love the two-part series Courtney Maum did for Tin House on Super Sad True Habits of Highly Effective Writers. It's amusing and enlightening.
It also got me to thinking about my own writing rituals.
In the morning, after I've walked the dog, I go to my desk, an oversized mug of coffee in hand. I sit down to write.
Instead, I open my email.
Then I settle down to write.
But I hop on Twitter instead.
Finally I'm ready.
But then I remember I haven't checked blogs or Facebook.
Once I've done all that, I really am ready to write.
But by then my coffee is empty, so I need to get up and get a refill.
I could squander away the entire day in this cycle.
But eventually I buckle down and actually get to work.
But I usually write at the kitchen table, or maybe in the living room, or on the couch in my office, but rarely, very rarely, do I write at my desk.
Because I tend to write longhand, with purple ink in a spiral notebook.
And yet every morning I show up at my desk with the best of intentions.
Tell me KILLER FRIENDS: What are your rituals?