My writing rituals
A question I’m always being asked is “Do you have a writing ritual?” For a long time I didn’t, and so it made for a boring answer in interviews. So over time I’ve tried out various things to see what works for me, and I’ve managed to come up with a few.
Firstly, I have to get dressed. I’ve heard many people say how great it is that they can sit in their pyjamas and write – nope, I can’t. If I’m not wearing clothes, I don’t have my work head on and the writing doesn’t happen. So whatever else I do, I have to put on clothes before I can get started.