I've always taken notes on writing rituals but never created any myself. Too many variables in my life, too many fluctuations in where and what and who.
But lately I begin the same way. Fill up a glass with water, preferably a glass that I've taken from a pub. I like their shapes. I like how they remind me of us laughing.
I place the glass safely from the keyboard. Do a bit of stalking around. Enter the story.