Many years ago, I had a screenwriter boyfriend who insisted that he wrote better…in the nude. I’d come home from class and find the man in front of his computer with nothing between his bare bum and our–SHARED–computer seat. No matter that this man and I were, um, intimately acquainted, this weird habit squicked me out.
I tried to convince him to at least sit on a book or something, but never had much luck (though I did get a great laugh out of a ‘Sex in the City’ episode I saw years later when Charlotte made her nudist put paper between him and her white furniture, lol.)
So you can imagined how alarmed I was when I left the Roo to use his potty still clothed and came back seconds later to see this:
It seems the boy can only befriend the potty if he is completely IN THE NUDE! Dear god, I hope it’s not the start of a life-long habit.
So what does this have to do with writing, you may ask? I guess this just reminds me of the creative process. Whether it’s making words or making…other things, we each have a way in which we feel we work better. I, personally, need quiet. Not complete quiet, but a blaring television and screaming kids don’t help my muse be productive. I don’t even like listening to music. I find it distracting more than mood inducing. I also need a little stress free time. If I know I have a bunch of laundry, or a ton of errands to run, I can’t write until I get some of those obligations out of the way first. I also find ambiance really helps a lot. I’ve loved writing next ot my fireplace this winter. It’s the only thing I’m going to miss when winter ends, lol.
How about you? What do you need to feel creative?