I happened upon Time-to-Write’s article on Want to write more?, and realized how often I seek out these handy tips for myself. But here’s the thing- it really boils down to your own writing style and needs.
Do you need order? Some writers put on their ‘must-have’ lists that you need a clean and orderly space. I’m of a chaotic nature, so messes don’t bother me at all. Although I clean and organize my area, its not essential to my writing. I can easily thrive within a mess.
Do you need quiet? My fellow writers in the writer’s meetup tell me they love sitting in a coffee shop to write. I tried that…once, and that was enough. I was constantly with noise and movement. I require a quiet environment where I know I won’t be distracted and pulled out my ‘groove’.
Do you need goals? I’m the type that requires goals to a certain degree, but if it becomes to much like work, I tend to avoid it. Sometimes its best to just sit and write just to write. I will, however, try to write so many words on a given project. I may not work chapter by chapter; sometimes I prefer to write a specific scene that I’m inspired to write about.
What are your needs to write? Do you adapt, or are your needs ‘must-have’?