What Are Your Guilty Pleasures?
When you are writing, what are some things you need to have with you? Obviously you need a pen and paper, or your laptop or computer – but what other weird and quirky guilty pleasures are a must have for you?
For me, I need to have either the TV or CD as background noise. Often I turn the music up loud to where I almost can’t think and then I just write. I have written some of my best work that way. It’s when the characters write their own story. It’s beautiful.
I also HAVE to have my coffee. Sometimes flavored, sometimes not. I also really like having candy to either eat (ie. chocolate) or hard candy to suck on. I don’t like to take a ton of breaks, so I try to keep everything I would need near me. When the words are flowing, I don’t like to interrupt them.
When I do take breaks I usually go to the bathroom, grab a hot cup of coffee (because usually my mug is cold by then) and then I try to go outside and get a nice clean breath of fresh air and take in nature. Last week I wound up going to a really woodsy park to write. The natural view really inspired me. So what do you do that is a guilty pleasure?