1) Internet. My family is in-between Internet companies, so we don't have Internet at home anymore. While this is driving me crazy, it's turned out to be crazy-good for my writing. Turns out 50% of the time I'm "writing," I'm actually on the Internet, pretending to do "research." Facebook counts as research, right? So without the Internet, I no longer have to do "research," which means I am mostly writing when I say I am writing.
2) Coffee. Coffee is to me the way Twizzlers are to LiLa. I have somehow convinced my brain that my best writing comes as a result of caffeine, which turns out to be a complete lie. Because recently, when I have caffeine, I start having heart palpitations. Yeah, I'm being serious. It does that weird fluttery thing and I feel like I can't breathe unless I loosen my clothes and go somewhere cool. This is, undoubtedly, bad for my health, and yet every time I go to a cafe (because I have also somehow convinced my brain that my best writing comes as a result of being in a cafe), I buy coffee. Not to mention the caffeine makes me really jumpy and practically unable to focus on one thing for more than 5 seconds. I don't know why this is happening. I used to drink coffee almost every morning during school. Hmmm. But honestly, I should probably stop because I don't want my heart to stop functioning.
Is there anything you use as a writing crutch? (I signed up for WriteOnCon today, and now I'm super excited.)