I often find myself sitting on the couch with my netbook (just like I am now) when I write. I have a office area I made upstairs in our second story, but with the summer heat, I find myself staying out of there more often than not.
I mostly work on my netbook, although I do sometimes use the desktop--usually so I can see multiple pages at a time on the large monitor. I also hand write some of my scenes and transcribe them. This is usually a result of ideas that came while I was sleeping, or not near the computer.
While I am writing, I find I enjoy listening to instrumental music. I can, and do, write with the TV on, the family chatting all around me, or in the sounds of nature (when I am camping with family and friends). With Quest of the Hart I used my Zune and listened mostly to Dark Passion Play (Instrumental) by Nightwish, some Harry Potter soundtracks, some Lord of the Rings soundtracks, the soundtrack from The Mummy, and the soundtrack from Highlander. And on days when I didn't turn on the Zune, I would put on the Silver Screen channel on DirecTV.
I shouldn't be surprised by how well the music helps me to focus, but I often am. Many times, I don't even realize I am listening to anything as the words just pour out as the scene unfolds before my eyes.
If you're having problems trying to get your scene to go, try listening to a movie soundtrack or writing on paper instead of the computer, or writing in a different place-- to see if it gets your muse started.
So, where do you write? Do you listen to anything? I know Katie, my critique partner answered these questions the other day on her blog.
What I'm Working On:
This week I am working on Chapter 1 of what I am tentatively calling The Lost Princess. It follows Prince Trevor, brother to Kaylee (Quest of the Hart) as he searches to find out what happened eight years ago when his betrothed disappeared.
What I am Reading:
I started Fast Track by Fern Michaels, but haven't gotten very far with it.
Alice in Wonderland pictures of my Gryphon (AKA- Dear Son!)
(Camping) Recipe exchange