There's lots of talk around about getting in the zone. Time of day, type of music, whatever it takes to get you started and ready to write. I didn't think I had any sort of ritual.
Ha! I was wrong.
I must have a scented wax tart in my burner beside me. I rotate through companies and aromas, as I've got a pretty good collection, but it must be on.
I also collect perfume samples from a few companies. I must have at least one on. I tend to have two or three throughout the day, as they wear off.
Preferably, at least at the start of my writing day, I need quiet. This is easy for me because The Engineer works out of the house. On the weekends, it just means I need to get up before him. Also easy. :)
Once I have all of that, I'm ready to go. I push for 1K words a day, at least. Yes, I used to do 3K. I'm working up to that again. Anything over 1K is gravy. And I do occasionally give myself days off.
So, there you have it. I do have habits and rituals and it took this long to figure them out. So, share yours. Don't make me feel like the only weirdo out here.