Environment

I’m taking space here to write to myself about the environments in which I write & edit.

I’ve been fortunate to have the ability to write in noisy environments. Quaking, not so much. I have done pages of writing on airplanes, in coffee shops, next to my lovely wife on the couch when the TV is on. I can write in quiet, but if there is no other noise I always have music playing. Everything from Orchestral to post-rock and progressive metal. I can’t do angry metal. I get way too tense. Maybe someday. 

I have written insult poems on school papers and scraps of paper. I’ve written with Ticonderoga 1 HB Ex-Soft pencils (I think they were HB). Writing with pencils is a totally sensual experience. I love writing with pencils. I’ve done pages with Uniball pens. But this year, it is all iPad using IAWriter. Awesome-sauce. I don’t no stinking time to transpose handwriting to the computer. Oh, and I simply type on the glass; no extra keyboard to lug around. Now, glass tapping is a bit frustrating at times…but, I’ve gotten over it. Mostly.

Editing, however, seems a different thing. I really struggle editing in distraction heavy evirons. Also, the iPad doesn’t seem ideal for editing. Too small. I have had good success stealing away to my personal dungeon (or man cave). Here I edit using Word or Wordpad before putting the draft into Scrivener. I should try editing in Scrivener, but I geek out when I load that program. Tonight, it’s me and Dream Theater’s “Black Clouds & Silver Linings” (Mike Portnoy’s last album with DT).

Self, wish yourself luck.

Thank you, self! 

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6 comments
  1. thenerdyscribe said:

    I can write in most environments except when there are people arguing. Neat post! 🙂

  2. slepsnor said:

    Good luck. Editing does seem to make distractions a lot more intrusive. I know I’ve been slowed to a crawl with my current editing because I keep getting pulled away.

    Race you to the finish line? 🙂

    • tyroper said:

      Lol, I don’t think I have a chance at that race. I’m on pace to complete one chapter a week. bleargh. Hopefully I can speed up. Which of your books are you editing?

      • slepsnor said:

        I’m editing the fourth one. To be fair, I edited books 1-3 from June to December of last year. I’m talking non-stop, no other projects level of editing. It’s a marathon that I don’t recommend.

      • tyroper said:

        Ugh. I am thinking I will get five done and then ship them off to an Editor for some guidance before tackling the rest.

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