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Wednesday Writing - Writing with the Lights Off

For some reason, I find myself mostly writing with the lights off. I tend to do most of my writing in the evening, and when I walk into my office, I don't flip the light switch on like I do in any other room in my house at night. I walk to my computer and wake it. I like to write with music playing and the only light is that coming from my computer screen. I wonder if I'm alone in this practice. I don't write horror or anything. So, it's not an ambiance or mood setting device. What are your thoughts? Do you have a weird quirk that you do when you write?


In my writing, my short story is coming along slowly. I haven't had any aha moments, but the story is moving a bit further into the second part. I had about 500 words written, but for some reason, scrivener erased every word of it. I had to start over. All in all though, I think it worked out for the best. The dialogue is a bit more fluid now. I'm looking forward to diving into the meat of the story soon, but unfortunately, I don't believe I'm going to be finished in time for the Blogger Book Fair.

In my other writing, I'm fleshing out the bits and details surrounding a possible superhero story. I don't know if it will come to fruition in an actual work or not though. I've also been working a bit on the two novel ideas I had. Those, too, are not 100% done deals as works that will be put to novel.

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