Every writer has a process. Even if it’s only that they write in a specific room or at a certain time of day, we all have something that helps get us in the mood. I (Renee) forced everyone to tell me one weird thing they do to get in the zone for writing. Some of the Dolls didn’t disappoint. Liam, you need to get weirder. Just saying.
Anyway, here’s what they told me. Now they know the confidentiality thing I made them sign is useless.
Liam: Just daydream and type what happens.
Hanna: Being in nature. I usually write best outside too.
Oh yeah, sounds great, Hanna.
Steve: Smoking cigarettes and staring at the sky was a great way to zone out and run a chapter through my head. Unfortunately it’s not a good habit, lung-wise, so I can’t recommend it in good faith.
Michael: Cleaning the toilets usually does it, followed by strong coffee. Either that or a tomato sandwich.
(Did you say tomato sandwich?)
Renee: Candy Crush. I wish I was joking, but I’m not. Playing a few rounds of that empties my brain of other things. I just play until I’m ready and then I write. If that doesn’t work, I take a nap, because naps are awesome.
Katrina: Coffee and a swift kicking of everyone the hell away from me.
(We had such high hopes for yours, Kat.)
Christian: I don’t have a weird thing that helps me get in the zone. Is that weird?
(Yes, Christian. It’s weird. You’re weird.)