Anyone who reads my Facebook knows I like to start the day with a cup of Chai Latte.
I always work in my office at my computer. Unfortunately, I'm often tempted to check my email and who might be writing something interesting on Facebook. And if I do that, I'll probably have to make a comment. Email might bring me a job to do or at the very least I'll have to answer.
But once I get to writing, I kind of zone out. I don't need music and in fact would find it distracting. I want to enter into the place where my characters are, feel what they are feeling, see everything surrounding them, smell whatever odors are wafting past and write down everything that's going on.
What about the rest of you writers out there? What do you need when you're writing.