30 days of writing, day 6

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6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol’ pen and paper?

Either at home (at desk, couch, bar or bed) or someplace where there’s just enough bustle going on, like a library (near the circulation desk is nice) or a coffee shop or bookstore. I like a little bit of noise around me — it helps me focus if I have something to tune out.

One of my favorite places is at my sister’s house, at the partner’s desk she shares with her husband, while she does whatever she’s working on and he plays World of Warcraft. We drag in another chair, I plug into the surge protector, and we all do our own thing, together. (And when we’re done, we play Rock Band.)

I like writing best midmorning-to-afternoon, but unfortunately that’s also when I have to be at the day job so writing gets done once I’m home. Weekends, I’ll often go out and find a place to write, depending on what day it is. (Where I live, a lot of places are closed on Sundays or have shorter hours, so sometimes it’s hard to find a place to go when I want to get out of the house. Cabin fever is not conducive to writing.)

Computer. Pen and paper is for notes or when I don’t have my computer with me, and now that I’ve got a lovely netbook with a long-lasting battery, my computer is rarely not with me — pretty much only when I run errands or go to the movies. (I have a netbook, a laptop and a desktop. I’ve thought about getting a smart phone of some kind so I’ll always have access to Googledocs. Yes, I’m obsessed. In this line of work, you have to be.)

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