6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol’ pen and paper?
I’m going to admit to my epic laziness here, but I am most comfortable writing in two places: my bed or my “desk” (a glorified folding table). I wrote over 60 pages of Heir of Illuminations in bed on my winter vacation after starting at the University of New Mexico. How’s that for comfort? I also like writing at my desk, especially because it’s easier to get up and move about if I need to, and it’s also fairly comfortable. Currently, I’m writing at my desk. 🙂
I like to write when it’s daylight. I don’t like to do any work after it gets dark. I’m strange I suppose. That’s one of the reasons I’ve been trying to get up earlier. More time to get some writing in! Although at my previous job (hotel front desk 3-11) I used to throw down a few words (you can see to the right under The Unknown Dragon for how many). I usually wrie the morning or early afternoon.
I see a lot of writers now writing with computer, and I admit that’s how I write too. There is, however, and undeniable connection with good ol’ pen and paper. I write notes with pen and paper, and I must edit by hand for my own work. I think my earliest writings were scribbled in pencil (maybe pen) and paper. I think the top reason we choose computer is that it is much easier to edit and change on screen than on paper. But I try very hard not to edit as I go along, so much so that I turn off spell-check in Scrivener.