Sodaro's Stories

April 27, 2012

Silly Superstitions…

Filed under: Writer's thoughts — michelle sodaro @ 3:54 pm
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I write this to try to dispel some concerns that are brewing in my brain…
I am a superstitious sort…part of my OCD, I suppose…but I believe that certain things help with the process of creating my stories.
For example, I like coffee when I write. I like to make a pot of coffee and have my creamer and sugar with my pot of coffee…I am sure I could write without the tasty beverage, but why risk it…same with pancakes. There is something about those fluffy pieces of dream cake that make my muse dance…or so I tell myself. I am almost positive she would dance with carrots and celery…hmmm…maybe not.
Another part of the ritual…is my purple flannel shirt. I bought it back when I worked at KMart, which for those of you playing along at home has been a day or two ago…it’s extra big, extra soft, and sooooo much a part of the ritual that I am fearful now because, well…it’s falling apart. There is a huge rip in the side and the pockets are not even recognizable as pockets…I can’t sew. I can’t do much, actually, domestic…but right now, I wish I could fix my beloved flannel. I am sure I can write without it…it’s not magical…(logical twin declares this, as she does all things) but…(and this is emotional twin) what if it doesn’t?? What if it is part of the magic?
I have asked a friend to perform surgery. If that doesn’t work…I may have to *shudder* buy a new flannel.



  1. Think of them not so much as superstions but the ritual that helps you get words on the page. That way there’s no need to feel different from the rest of us who have little rituals that we follow in order to get our minds in the right space – and by that I don’t mean empty space πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Liz Carmichael — April 29, 2012 @ 5:36 am | Reply

    • Exactly!!! Professional athletes get rituals, so can authors! Thanks Liz for the reminder…and at least my rituals don’t include wearing the same smelly socks all season. πŸ˜€

      Comment by michelle sodaro — April 29, 2012 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

      • Eeew! That’s a relief πŸ˜€

        Comment by Liz Carmichael — April 29, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

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