1) Something with Keys
Maybe I’m just old and my fingers don’t move as they once did. But writing by hand takes forever, and it’s totally unnecessary. I don’t know how people can write longhand. Typing is faster, more efficient, and hitting backspace is a helluva lot easier than crossing out or erasing.
Wait, erasing? You don’t actually write with a pencil, do you? Tell me you’re at least using a mechanical pencil so I can sleep at night.
I used to have a desktop computer for all my writing needs. Now, I strictly use a laptop, because I like the portability. And my desktop died, so.
2) Background Noise
There’s a lovely space somewhere between the clacking of keys (or scrawling pens, if you’re one of those people) and a full-on desk concert. Yes, that’s a thing. Now, in this space, I live and thrive.
I highly recommend Rainy Mood, and I’ve recently discovered Soundrown, thanks to BookTuber Alexa Donne. In addition to rain, Soundrown has sounds of a coffee shop, birds, fire, and more. I love how you can overlap sounds to create your own atmosphere. My personal favorite is a mixture of Rain, Night, Train. Because what could be a more natural writing setting? Uh, nothing.
You can’t go wrong with instrumentals either. I’ve actually talked about this in a previous post, so click here for a list of some of my favorites. Go ahead. I’ll wait…