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Fanfic Writing Meme #27

Omg, I actually did a little work on my long-neglected long WIP last night! Mind you, it was rewriting an old chapter, rather working on the new chapters like I really need to do, but it was something!

27. Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?

I think my favorite place to write is in my room, on my bed, wrapped in my blanket, with my iPad and bluetooth keyboard. This might sound a bit uncharitable, but it's because I'm alone and without my husband in my room. It's a lot easier to work when I'm on my computer, especially on longer works, but that means I'm with my husband, and honestly, he distracts me constantly. He know that when I write, I want him to leave me alone. The problem is, he's usually playing his video games or trolling forums, but he likes to comment on what he's doing or reading, and he gets very upset if he says something and I tune him out. It's very difficult to work on something and get my attention called away every few minutes. I like to sequester myself in my room in write, but my husband also likes to always have me around and gets those puppy dog eyes when I say I'm going to go be alone for a while. So, it ends up that most of the time, I only really get to write when I get up in the morning (we have separate bedrooms because I SNORE) or before I go to sleep.

As far as how I write, it's on the computer. This may be a bit weird, but I love typing. I don't know why. I've offered to type stuff up for people just to have the opportunity to type. Give me a good keyboard and I'll be happy for quite a while. Now, that doesn't mean I don't like writing by hand. I love pens and writing with a quality fountain pen is just a joy, but I wouldn't write a story by hand. Typing is so much faster, and I'm already not writing all the things I want for lack of time, so make it even worse by writing by hand?

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Jul. 23rd, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
LOL!! Do love the chance to just WRITE and have it nice and quiet...but that's not always possible. Good thing I've learned to block out most (but not ALL, alas!) things. Typing is...freeing. Rather understand your love for it!

Jul. 23rd, 2014 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you understand! Most people just look at me weird when I say I like to type.
Jul. 24th, 2014 06:02 am (UTC)
Rewriting is a very good thing! Go you :)

Oh, I'm the same for needing space to write, except it's with my mother in my case ;) I tend to write in the early morning though, or when she's busy herself, so it's less of a problem…

I don't think it's that weird to like to type! Typing is nice—though for me it takes a bit of time because I often write on paper ;) I used to type for fun too, actually, back when I didn't have an Internet access.
Jul. 24th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
It's really helped for me to have the technology to write anywhere. I bought this iPad 2 back when it came out, and I agonized over its price, thinking I was spending so much for what amounts to a toy. But I've used it every single day since I got it - first for the games on it, and then when I got into writing, I use it to write anywhere, every day. That and its bluetooth keyboard have been one of the best investments I've ever made. I only wish I'd bought the 32 GB version (because it's almost full just from the full run of Broadchurch and I'd really like to have more space to put DW audios on it). ;)
Jul. 24th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Wow, that does sound like a great investment! I'm like you, I'm always a bit reluctant with new technology things that seem like they might be more expensive than it's worth, but with things like my iPod and e-reader I really haven't regretted getting them :)
Jul. 29th, 2014 02:15 am (UTC)
I totally get the constant interruptions thing. I can get SO much more work done at a Starbucks or something, instead of at home where I have one of my parents or two little sisters calling my name every few minutes. Typing is so much faster, though when I'm at school I work longhand in super tiny handwriting so no one can read over my shoulder, then type it up when I get home.
Jul. 29th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Oh wow. I don't think I could write with a pen. My hand would cramp so fast, and it would be so slow! But I suppose, when you're at school, any port in a storm.
Jul. 29th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
actually, I use a mechanical pencil, but my hand does cramp. however, it's better than my hand cramping from in-class essays. ;)
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