Ali Isaac tagged me to participate in this blog hop. I am supposed to show readers where I write and talk about the process a bit. I might be different than most of the participants. This is because I write with my iPad. I have a bluetooth keyboard that makes the iPad into a mini laptop. It looks like this:
This allows me to take my work wherever I want. I really like working pre-dawn on the patio furniture out back. There’s six inches of snow outside today, and the patio furniture is all stored in the garage. This iPad is wifi only. I’m not willing to pay for another data plan. I can take it wherever I like to write, it just doesn’t backup without wifi. Based upon the weather, I am currently taking it to my recliner. On on the end table I have my glasses, notebook & fountain pen, coffee, and a tin of lip balm. That’s about all I need to write with. I like to make original notes in the notebook. I use it as a reference while I’m writing. The coffee is a must. I usually don’t write into the afternoon, but on the rare occurrence I switch to tea after lunch. I used to turn on a bit of classical music while writing. I am an early bird, and acquiesced to the complaints of others in the house. Now I write in complete silence.
I know some of you were hoping to see the writing cabin. That’s like Area 51, and completely off limits to anyone but me. I have dreams of taking the iPad and keyboard to the sturgeon fishing hole someday. Sometimes it takes an hour to get a bite. I never managed to get out this year, despite my best intentions. Everything is saved in real time, and will backup as soon as I reconnect to wifi.
I need to tag someone else to pass the blog hop to. I choose Rachel Carrera who has been helping me with a top secret project lately.