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26 February 2012 @ 07:31 pm
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26- How often do you write it and in what environment?
I don't write as often as I should. When I wrote the first Sleeper, I did it quite regularly, since I had to meet a deadline. It took me about three months to finish, including editing. When that was finished it kinda got shelved, until someone at chaos_thon suggested, three months later, that we should work on 'second episodes'. That kind of got the ball rolling on Sleeper again, and even though the whole second episode thing didn't take off, I ended up finishing Trail too, and started working on Rebel right after. 
There was a bit of a break between Rebel and me starting the fourth one (which by the way, it looks like it won't be called Impulse or Reckless after all). Now that I'm near the end of it, I'm spending a little less time on it. I think I work on it two, three times a week, depending on my days off and how much other stuff I need to do. I use yarny.me to write and keep track of my notes, (side note: I recommend it, it's free and very useful!) which means that I can sit at any computer and write. Of course, that usually means my laptop, on the living room table (sometimes my bed) usually early in the morning or late at night. (I find I'm much more productive at night...)
I have the first three books loaded up on my kindle, and that's how I've been revising them-on the way to and from work, as well as during breaks... So I guess I'm ''working'' on the series as a whole very often. 

Your question:

What is your writing environment?
leoraine: tree_whiteleoraine on February 26th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard of the yarny.me before. It looks like a useful site, though I'm wary of writing online, dunno why.

My writing environment is the kitchen. I have a laptop in my room, with the internet and stuff, but for writing I use the laptop in the kitchen. Best time to write is after six pm. I sat down in my corner, put on the headphones and start some playlist. Then I open an empty document and a translator and ponder a while about how to start, etc. Finally I write. The main reason I do it in the kitchen is because there are absolutely no distractions. No way for me to check my mail, or play some online game:-)

I used to write in Focuswriter but I need the Translator several times during the writing and it was getting kinda frustrating to close down the window everytime. OpenOffice is just great.
pennythepantspennythepants on February 28th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
It's a good idea to write without internet... I wish I could do it. I keep sneaking off to one site or another :)

But then I couldn't use Yarny. I wasn't very sure about it either, but I tried it out (a lot of people were using it for nanowrimo) and I've gotten used to it. It's just so much easier to have all my notes one click away... And I can access my writing from anywhere. Plus it frees up a lot of my hard drive!

Sorry, it sounds like I'm giving you the hard sell here... I'm just happy with it :)