Procrastinating Writers did a post recently called How to Deal With Quirky Writing Rituals. Reading it has made me to feel anxious, because I've been aware of my writing--or I should say, pre-writing--rituals for quite some time now. I just haven't been able to get them under control.
While I can't seem to sit down to work without first checking out a couple of news sites, plus Salon and Slate, I did convince myself for a while last year that I didn't need to spill valuable work time on Internet stories about celebrity deaths and award gowns. Then we stumbled into family chaos and all that Internet crap became the equivalent of tranquilizers for me.
But I can start again! Yes! Tomorrow I will not read any articles about Chelsea Clinton's wedding until evening. And if Lindsay Lohan is suddenly sprung from jail, I will wait until the end of the day to get the details.
I'll let you know how that goes.