Friday, November 4, 2011

Writing on the iPad

You know, some people are so adamant about how awful the iPad is for writing novels. I sincerely beg to differ! The iPad has changed how I write novels. I'm not longer bound to a desk or table on a large computer that I can't move. Or even chained to a laptop because , seriously, as portable as they are, there is still much to be desired on being able to crack one open on a whim and bang out a paragraph or two. Of course there are those that cry out, "Buy a MacBook Air already!" Well for those rich snobs that can afford one, more power to ya! There's only one accessory I need for my iPad to make it the perfect writing tool, a wireless keyboard. While I have become pretty proficient at typing on the on-screen keyboard, I find that it is a bit cumbersome for long jaunts. The thing that makes the iPad so useful as a writing tool is that it's portable enough that I can keep it with me no matter where I am. I find myself jotting down ideas, writing paragraphs, editing sections that I've had an epiphany about. Best things is, I don't have to remember the change until I get home. I can whip out the iPad and make the change without missing a beat! I've written both of my books on the iPad and I don't plan to change. It's the best tool yet for my writing. I'll talk more about the apps I use soon, but if you use an iPad to write, share your successes and struggles!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Trees of Shakara

Book Two is finished!!! Well the first draft is done, anyway. Still a lot of edits ahead and a few revisions I'm sure. Now to start Book Three, so excited!! Book Three is gonna rock!