I find this stuff fascinating. My sixteen-year-old self would die of shame.
Over the years of writing every day, I've managed to grow my own little shell, and it still makes me laugh. So here it is: When I Write ...
When I Write ... I drink loads of water. Bottles and bottles of it. Rarely coffee. The point isn't that I'm thirsty, it's that I have the attention span of a goldfish and I need to take breaks every 2.5 seconds for another sip.
When I Write ... I use the bathroom a lot.
When I Write ... I listen to the most godawful music. I don't know why, but it's all electronica, techno, and rave. As loud as I can get away with. My writing space is like a dance club in the Village. Maybe it's the beat. I dunno.
When I Write ... I can't wear a shirt. If I have to, I'll sweat profusely.
When I Write ... I mumble constantly and chew on a pen cap.
When I Write ... I type in a predictable and distinctive pattern. Silence. Clatter. Silence. Clatter. Backspace, backspace, backspace. Clatter. Silence. Ad naseum.
Writers are very weird people.