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Blog chain time.  Unfortunately, I'm on a writing binge, so this isn't going to be an awesomely hilarious thought out post.  Fortunately, it's on something I can work with in that context.  Mary Lindsey chose the topic this time, which was

What kind of quirky habits or rituals do you have regarding your writing?

Terri Rainer went before me and H.L. Dyer is after.  So here we go...the super fast and condensed version of Leah's quirks.

First off, I have a bizarre fear of dehydration.  I must have at least two drinks with me at all times.  I may not be drinking them, but they're there.  On my desk right now is a bottle of Sprite and a cup of coffee.  I have several cans of warm diet coke hidden in my desk drawers.  Oh, I also drink all of my soda warm.  Always. 

Second, I have to have my Gmail page open, another tab open for LJ or Youtube or slacking off.  Then the story.  THEN Windows Media Player.  They must be in this order.  I have to check EVERYTHING before I start to write.  It takes me about an hour. 

I've stayed away from the weird habits this book.  While writing Water Lilies, I got REALLY bad.  I had to have a certain number of candles burning at all times and all sorts of things had to be done in a certain order...I'm really much better now :) 

I'm a huge advocate of Song on Repeat for getting into the mood, so I do that a lot.  Everyone hates it :)  I have headphones to save the sanity of all involved.

Ugh, I'm really sorry this is so short!  I'm really distracted today...trying to get as close to finishing as possible.  I'm so close...but so far!  Maybe I should fast until I finish?  Would that be motivation?  Quirks this book?  Nah....

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