I guess it’s because the light makes me awake and lively. With sunbeams shining through my window, it feels like great things should be getting accomplished. Kind of sucks for writing that I have all day hours on the job now. I get home and the light is just starting to desert me.
When I see em dashes–like this–it makes me go, “Ooooo… dialogue! Let’s get back to that one story!” Usually it’s Beauty and Payne. Because I use a lot of dashes in that.
Pastries (and food in general) are a motivational tool for just about anything. It’s the old dangling of the carrot. Except I wouldn’t write for a carrot. It would have to be high in cholesterol and preferably oozing some kind of cheese or sauce and not at all carrot flavored.
I strive against these because I fail them so often. But sometimes having a deadline enforced really does help. As long as I’m not caught on a day that I’m feeling particularly rebellious against … things in general. Because “things” will always extend to deadlines.
I love lists. Lists are great. Lists help me outline or plot or write… unless I get carried away in my lists to the point where I forget to do what’s on them.
Tunes & Lyrics
Don’t know what it is with Taylor Swift and random tunes/phrases from her songs, but two in particular acted like some kind of weird stimulant and got over 3,000 words written between them.
1. I never heard silence quite this loud.
-The Story of Us
2. Hope it’s nice where you are.
But those are not my only musical brain stimulants.
Lynn Hilary (former Celtic Woman) sings great background music I can write just about anything to. Not that it’s merely background music. It’s lovely to pay attention to as well. :)
There are lots of other songs and stuff, but I’m getting lazier by the second, so it’s best this part ends before it gets any more lame.
NOT the Korean Drama called