I just started my writing habit recently, no more than 3 months ago. Now, with the assignment from the 6th day of Writing 101 course, I would like to share about my writing habits and about how I write.
What are your writing habits?
I used to write everyday in the morning, just after I take the shower and have a breakfast. But, since a couple of weeks ago, I changed that habit because I now have classes in the morning. So, I try to write whenever I can, usually at around 8 or 9 in the evening.
Because my mind has already worn out by the evening, I usually gather the idea in the afternoon when I’m taking a break from the classes. Getting an idea for a post in the middle of the class is not unusual too, so I always bring my pocket notebook to jot them right when I get them so I won’t lost them.
What equipment or supplies do you use to write?
I never use a special equipment or supplies to write, I only use three things: my mind, my hand, and my MacBook. I don’t use a certain software to write too. I usually write directly on WordPress editor. I do this because I often do some research before I write, by writing directly on WordPress, I only need to switch browser tabs, I don’t need to switch between apps. I find it easier to do.
Besides those three main things, as I said before, I use my pocket notebook occasionally. I use them only to remind me about the idea I wrote during the day, what thing to write, and what needs research.
What do you need and want in a physical space?
Well, I don’t really need too many things in a physical space to write. As long as it’s quiet and not crowded, I’m more than happy! A fast internet is another thing. I really need them to do my research. I always do some research before I write because I want to make sure that I have a good understanding about the topic before I make my thoughts and comments about the topic itself.
I often want to write in a comfortable place. A clean, not messy, place is also a want. But I usually don’t require both of them to write. I’ll be very happy if they are met, but I’m okay if they aren’t. Another “want” is a good snack to accompany me, but again, it’s not a must, I’ll be okay if I don’t have any.
Where is the ideal place to write?
So, here is what I think as the ultimate question of today’s assignment. Based on what I’ve told you before, there are three ideal space for me to write: my room, the library, and a quiet coffee shop. However, since the coffee shop will usually cost me some money for coffee or snack, I prefer the first two. But, because my university’s library is usually closed by 7 P.M., my room is the only choice left for me to write. So far, I’ve been very happy with my productivity in my room!
Now, would you mind to share about your space to write?
Note: Today’s assignment requires me to gather ideas about what to write in the future. Please tell me what you liked from my blog and what should I write in the future. You can do so by visiting my contact page. Thank you!