One thing I have always known is that writers are weird. I love that. They are like atheletes with strange (sometimes gross) pre-game rituals or having some item that must be used. For me, I have a hoodie I lived in during NaNoWriMo. I bought two of them just to reduce the weirdness for my family.
“Why does mom get to where the same thing every day and I can’t?”
The writing process goes beyond just the quirky rituals. For some of us, we had to figure out a way to get the story out.