I had a discussion with the hubs last night about my habits during writing. I’m not meaning schedules, prose etc I mean my actual body language whilst writing. I seem to lift my chin higher if one of my character’s do, or analyse my own wrists if i’m speaking about the wrists of a character, but most of all, my facial expressions get out of control.
Sat at my computer i put pull a thousand expressions per hour. One of the character’s i’m currently writing about has somewhat of an attitude, which she cannot hide, so here i am giving my computer dirty looks, rolling my eyes and all but giving it the finger.
To my horror, by telling the hubs, he’s decided to not leave me be as i’m writing. Instead he’s made it known that he’ll be looking over often trying to catch a glimpse of the several personalities i’m creating. I don’t know about anyone else, but i detest being stared at whilst i’m writing and if anyone comes near me or the computer, their eyes glancing at the screen, i have a mini melt-down. It’s no secret that writer’s can often be insecure. That’s my excuse anyway.
One other habit i’ve developed is to create a character, then cruise Pinterest for candidates that look like my character. I also pin tattoos close to the description my character has or specific eye colour and even their housing and motor vehicles etc. None of them are the exact duplicate to what my mind conjures up, but it’s nice to add to the storyboard along the way. I sure wish i could draw though!
When you’re writing and lost in the world you have created, what habits do you have?