1. say you are going to write something.
2. organize your desktop to maximize your writing space.
3. tell everybody you’re going to go write something.
4. tweet about your preparations, preferably use #amwriting hashtag.
5. sharpen all your pencils. you don’t use pencils.
6. run a pot of coffee.
7. drink a pot of coffee.
8. talk about writing some more. this time with the jitters.
9. creep on your friends’ FB profiles.
10. write a really lame blog entry and call it a day.