One of my favorite randomly entertaining blogs to keep up with is Daily Routines. Each post details the daily routines of creative types, past and present. Half the time I've never heard of the people listed, but all the same it's interesting to read about how people that have chosen to do something "creative" with their lives structure their lives. Below is a recent listing for Stephen King, originally sourced from Lisa Rogak's Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King.
“There are certain things I do if I sit down to write,” he said. “I have a glass of water or a cup of tea. There’s a certain time I sit down, from 8:00 to 8:30, somewhere within that half hour every morning,” he explained. “I have my vitamin pill and my music, sit in the same seat, and the papers are all arranged in the same places. The cumulative purpose of doing these things the same way every day seems to be a way of saying to the mind, you’re going to be dreaming soon.
“It’s not any different than a bedtime routine,” he continued. “Do you go to bed a different way every night? Is there a certain side you sleep on? I mean I brush my teeth, I wash my hands. Why would anybody wash their hands before they go to bed? I don’t know. And the pillows are supposed to be pointed a certain way. The open side of the pillowcase is supposed to be pointed in toward the other side of the bed. I don’t know why.”
Faithful readers, do any of you have interesting daily routines?