Behind the Scenes Writing Tag

916902673I got tagged for this fun writing activity by my great Blog Battling buddy Lauren Gunter from Making the Novel a Better Place about a month ago and am finally getting to it.  It’s pretty simple and straight forward so here we go!
Is there a snack you like to eat while writing?

Coffee and goldfish crackers, though not usually together. The flavors don’t exactly mesh.

What time of day do you usually write?

Mid morning and late night, when the family is away or asleep.

Where do you write?

Depends on which computer I utilize. Either in the basement at the PC or sitting on the couch or bed with the laptop. Sometimes I sneak away to the local coffee shop.

How often do you write a new novel?

Uh…about one a year at this point.

Do you listen to music while you write?

I didn’t used to listen to anything, but now I’m hooked on listening to epic and soothing instrumental music on YouTube. It certainly helps to tune out all the distractions.

What’s your writing utensil? Pencil or laptop?

Both, but not at the same time. It would be weird to type with my pencil.

Do you have a special pre-writing ritual?

Not usually, but I do like to have my cup of coffee on hand!

What do you do to get into the writing mood?

I turn on that instrumental music and often reread a portion of the story leading up to the point where I left off. It always gets me back in the groove.

What do you always have near the place you write?

My coffee, my phone, and my notes. The dog is usually there, too. 🙂

Do you have a reward system for word counts?

Just a little internal happy dance. haha

Is there anything else about your writing process your readers don’t know?

I am not sure. Possibly? I am currently sitting on my bed in my silky robe answering these questions while my littlest is asleep and the rest of the family is wrapped up in watching the X-Men series. I am not in the least jealous of either as I do so love to write. Is that something you didn’t know about my writing process? 🙂

And there you have it. I’m supposed to nominate somebody for this, but I find I have such a difficult time participating in these fun activities any more that I just can’t think who to ask! Do you want to do it? Go for it! Link back here, and we’ll spread the love. 🙂


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