It has been a while since I have written anything substantial here. General busyness with life and work have kept me from getting around to writing anything. However, I am going to try and blog more regularly going forward. Starting out I'm going to try and post something once a week and see how that goes.
For my first post in this attempt I am going to talk a little about my writing setup.
I've found that I really like distraction-free writing tools as opposed to a standard text editor or word processor. Being able to focus only on the text helps keep me in the zone. I've tried a few of these and I've come to like Ulysses the best. It's less minimalistic than some others that I have tried but has a lot of really useful features. You write with Markdown, which I'm already familiar with, and it has great export functionality. It also syncs via iCloud so I can work on either my iPad or my desktop computer.
I used to write exclusively on a computer at my desk, but I found this an impediment. If I have an idea of something to write about I don't necessarily want to go sit at my desk to put down the words. Instead I'm now usually using a keyboard attached to my iPad to write. It's a little smaller than a full-sized keyboard so my typing speed isn't up to par yet, but it's great to be able to sit on the couch and write.