This week we’re talking about writing with others. I have often thought about collaborating with a few different authors but I seem to lack the courage to ask them if that would be something that they would be interested in doing. What I would really love to do is a time travel but I lack the knowledge at the moment to write a decent regency. I think it would be fun to work on this with someone like Felicia Rogers.
As for sharing a writing space with someone, I would be alright with that but I don’t think it would work out. I can’t write during the day. I can’t write with the lights on. I have to have music playing, usually a playlist that I create for the story and then it plays on a loop. I have tried to write when it was light outside and I felt like what I wrote was rubbish. I can’t write when its bright. My muse awakens when the rest of the world is sleeping. Maybe my muse lives in Asia or Australia so when my body is ready for sleep it is just waking up proclaiming, “It’s time to write! I have the greatest idea. We. Have. To. Write. Now!”
So while I would be alright sharing a space with someone and have dreamed of going to a writer’s retreat to be able to write with other authors. I saw one once that was held in a castle somewhere in Europe, that would have been amazing! I don’t think I would get much writing done during the daylight hours (research I can do during the day but not writing) and I don’t know if anyone else would stay up until three or four in the morning to write with me in the dark and then be able to get up again at seven.
Do you have any unusual writing habits or rituals that you think might make it hard for others to write with you?