Writing while on vacation is a challenge. I decided before my vacation this year that I would try and write, but if I didn’t that was okay too. It is a vacation after all!
Tools to use while away
This year writing has been a lot easier while away. I always take my iPad on vacation, but rarely my laptop. This year because I have Scrivener for ios I don’t need to bring my laptop to be able to write. I can easily write on my iPad and Bluetooth keyboard in Scrivener on my iPad. My files at home will be updated when I get home and load up my system.
Good times to write
Our vacation started with a short plane trip (under two hours) and I was able to write over 1k on the iPad. When I was finished I just tucked it away as usual. I didn’t have to worry about where to fit my laptop, or what I was going to leave at home to have space for it. The plane is a great time to write because everyone has to stay in their seats most of the time anyway.
Today I’m writing while the kids play Lego downstairs. Writing in the morning when the kids are fresh and getting along is much easier than trying to fit in some words later in the day when the fights have started. Or when it is finally cool enough that we have to send them out to the park to burn off some energy before bed.
What to write
For me, I write whatever calls my name on vacation. I am on vacation after all. I should get to write what appeals and not have to force my way through a scene that needs to be done, but doesn’t appeal in the slightest.
What are your tricks for writing on vacation? Do you write on vacation or do you give yourself the time off?