Originally posted on my writing blog which was active from 2010 to 2018.
The most recent episode of Writing Excuses introduced me to the concept of a “writer’s uniform.” I think they were referring to the clothing an author wears while conducting writer business, but I am thinking about it in terms of clothing to wear while writing.
In general, I don’t particularly like dressing up. But I have to admit that the act of putting on business casual attire does make me “feel” more like a professional in the ol’ day job. So I’m wondering if there is an outfit I could wear that would make me “feel” more like writing.
I say this because I’m still struggling to write. I’m improving, though: I actually want to write this story again, but now I’m struggling with “finding the time.” (Although if I’m going to be truthful with myself, it’s not so much a matter of “finding the time” as it is “giving up distractions.”)
So I’m wondering if changing my clothes would help. After all, if I take the time to dress up, I surely wouldn’t want to waste that effort by goofing off. But what kind of clothes would I wear? Not jeans, because I don’t like sitting in jeans for long periods of time, but not Dockers either. Some kind of button-down shirt but nothing fancy. According to Writing Excuses, Hawaiian shirts are popular with authors now, but I am not a fan of those. Maybe a hat. Yeah, maybe that’s the ticket. A writing hat.