Weirdest Things I Have Done in the Name of Writing

To be fair, every writer has this list.

  1. Bought a book of Native American herbs. Why? Because the internet was being surprisingly unhelpful in this matter.
  2. Keep a list of every last name I run into.
  3. Draw over a map.
  4. Came up with an entire alphabet. For a book that I’m not working on and probably won’t be working on for a good long while.
  5. Kept a bunch of home decorating pamphlets from Home Depot because I was having problems.
  6. Researched different types of grain, and then used it as a name list.
  7. Put hours of work into a story that’s set into someone else’s world for no reward but the space it filled being emptied.
  8. Came up with an entirely different system of schooling, for a book that I’m not working on and probably won’t be working on for even longer than the book mentioned in #4, and then decided I’m not going to use that.