First I clean up my room, then I sweep the floor, all the while doing laundry, organizing my drawers, emptying the incense tray, cleaning out the candle holders, tidying up the living room, doing the dishes, organize my CD rack, water the plants, go for a bike ride...... oops! I was meant to write a song, wasn't I? So, yeah, sometimes I get a little, just a little off track, but when I finally do get back on, I start out by strumming the guitar... only after the whole house is clean, the candles are lit & the ringers turned off. Sometimes I try new chords and then this meldoy just starts making it's way from my brain to my mouth, the lyrics sometimes come with no thought at all. It sounds strange but I've written entire songs without thinking about them at all. More often then not, I start a song and it remains half written for quite some time. There really is no particular A-ONE way to go about putting pen to paper and melody to lips... but you really should have a tidy room. It helps.