Sea My Writing Space and Habits

20151109 Beach Photo

Lately I’ve been finding time to write more than ever:  during my breaks in the day, during the morning, at night…just a little bit every time makes a world of difference.

Typically, I like to handwrite in my notebooks and journals. However, I am also a wicked fast typist and sometimes my fingers can move faster than my brain. I enjoy the functionality of my iPhone, but always hated typing on it because the keyboard was too small.

However, that all changed one day last month when I watched a student typing right into her Google Docs app on her iPhone with a wireless, Bluetooth keyboard. I knew about wireless keyboards that were compatible with an iPad, but I never even considered that one might be compatible with an iPhone.  After doing some research, I purchased one for $15.99 on Amazon (Anker Ultra Compact Bluetooth Keyboard).  It uses two AAA batteries, which should last for over 200,000 hours according to the paperwork that accompanied the keyboard.

Well,  I’ve only had the keyboard for about two weeks, and it has already changed my approach to writing and saved me chunks of time.

I can now use my phone in the way I would use an iPad or a computer. The benefits about using my phone versus an iPad or computer is that it is more portable, has enough data, and I can use it anywhere. The keyboard is small enough to fit into my purse, yet large enough to be functional.  The feel of the keys under my fingers as I type is natural and soothing.

And can I say again that I can use it ANYWHERE!  I no longer have to struggle with fumbling fingers on the iPhone keyboard while my brain is racing away with ideas.

What a find!  I am writing this post using the keyboard, and what used to take me an hour on my iPhone now took me only 10 minutes.

As far as my writing space goes, I dream of having a writing room someday, but that day is not today nor in the near future.  I’m comfortable writing pretty much anywhere, but I prefer to be alone, if possible.  Depending on my mood, sometimes I will listen to music, and sometimes I’ll just write in complete silence.

One of my favorite places to write is at the beach.  Again, I prefer to be alone, and I’ll sit away from other beachgoers.  The only problem with writing at the beach is that I am easily distracted:  I’ll end up watching the waves, the surfers, the birds.  Usually I reserve beach writing for simple journal entries, not serious writing, because I know that I’ll soon find myself wandering in search of a piece of sea glass or a seashell.

What do I like to write about?  That depends on many different things.  Sometimes I am lost for ideas, sometimes I have too many ideas.  I’d love to hear YOUR ideas about topics I should write about.  What do you think?  Please consider filling out the form below to let me know.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

 

5 thoughts on “Sea My Writing Space and Habits

  1. Thanks so much for this post! I’m doing NaNoWriMo and the little add-on bluetooth keyboard I ordered for it a long time ago is simply awful…not a keyboard for adult hands! 🙂 I will look into what you purchased!

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