Putting my muse in the shade.
The weather here in the Peregeux region of France is beautiful.
We have been here two weeks so far and have only had one morning of rain. The rest has been blistering sunshine.
This has led to a bit of a problem.
One of the things I intended to do here was to write. The ideas are flowing and the urge to write is strong, but I am torn.
Do I sit indoors and type away while the sun blazes outside? No. That would be tantamount to sacrilege. I did not come six hundred miles to sit indoors and type.
Do I sit outdoors and type away in the sunshine? That would indeed be my ideal, and I have in fact tried doing just that. However, laptops and sunshine just do not mix. I am not worried about the lack of power outside as this laptop has a very good battery life. What stops me is the glare on the screen.
No matter how I set up the laptop, I find myself squinting through the glare trying to find where my curser is, and what exactly I have typed.
To say that this is frustrating is to put it mildly.
I think the sun wins.
You should get a tape recorder. Record your thoughts and then spend the dark, gloomy winter nights transcribing them..
Wouldn’t I look the right eejit wandering around France telling myself stories? I suppose it’s no worse that those eejits with their Bluetooth phones though?
Actually, your comment made me laugh – I just wrote a scene that involved a dictaphone, which icidentally, I don’t have.
If there are typos in this comment, it’s because I can’t read my screen again. 🙁