Last night I lost my internet connection, and for some stupid reason, it derailed me completely. I mean, it's not like I need the internet to write. But while I'm writing, I take little mini-breaks to check my e-mail, update my daily writing stats, look things up online (for instance, the word unslung isn't recognized by MS Word, but I was sure it was a real word, so I looked it up online).
No internet; no writerly work.
Silly ol' bear.
This got me to thinking about the other things we need to write. Some people can't write without a particular pen, or without sitting in a certain place or listening to a certain type of music. Some writers need everything just so before they can create, and other only need one key element to keep them in the zone.
I didn't think I was one of those writers until last night. I don't know why it was I couldn't seem to make myself write while my computer was offline. Years ago I did it. Hell, years ago online didn't exist, and as I said in a post a few days ago, I was plunking away on a manual of all things. So why? *shrug*
Just one of those things I guess. So, the question of the day is: What do you need to have in order to write?
If you think the answer is nothing, like I did, then think again. Maybe you just haven't found it yet, but it's out there waiting for that one day when it's gone and you're stuck twiddling your thumbs, watching the same episode of your favorite show for the gazillionth time.
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