Okay, here's something I'd love to get your take on. I'm betting everyone dropping into this SCoPE seminar is a writer. We write papers, articles, poems, letters to Aunt Carol, proposals, reports ... you get the idea.
What is the most enjoyable writing project you ever completed? Would that work translate well to doing an e-pub? And when you do large writing projects, how do you organize yourself? Do you have any rituals, superstitions or approaches you’re willing to share?
Here's a little superstition of mine: I almost always start a new writing project by going to an office supply store (and a superstore is even better). In Saskatoon, I'll go to the nearest Staples and wander up and down the aisles, fondling pencil sharpeners, picking out some new gel pens, finiding just the right kind of binder and notebook. I consider it an act of writing, not brash consumerism. As I walk around I'm thinking constantly about my writing project. I consider what I want to do with it and what it might look like when I'm done. I fuss over what things might help me build my writing nest. When I'm finished, I have fresh energy for starting a new project and a few new shiny objects to play with during the process.