Monday, March 26, 2007
Ye olde routine
I love a routine. I have one for just about everything. When I do laundry, towels are first, then jeans, then colors, then whites. When I clean the living room, I pick up, dust, and always vacuum last. When I do bookwork, the invoices come first, then payments, then deposits, then pay bills, then do a back-up.
In my writing routine I have a set order of things too.
1. Fire up the laptop.
2. While it is booting, get Diet Coke from 'fridge. (brain food)
3. Log in and check emails.
4. Check each of 12 blogs that I follow regularly. (This doesn't take too awful long, as most don't post something new every day. And I don't often post comments on most of them, so checking in is quick.)
5. Go to JigZone.com and work the jigsaw puzzle of the day. For some reason, this activity just pleases me.
6. Open up the ms.
7. Read through the previous chapter, then dive in with either edits or new work, replacing the Diet Coke can when it gets empty.
Do you have a routine you go through when you set down to do a project?