It has been a while, friends, but I am still writing my novel. I am at 39k words on Gridverse, which is a story about virtual reality in the far far future after the inevitable climate catastrophe.
And speaking of virtual reality...
I am trying out this app in Oculus Quest called "Immersed." It's a virtual workspace that allows online collaboration and also multiple screens that I desperately need for my day job. But, I'm also toying with the idea of using it for my writing. I could use a virtual monitor for my WIP, and more virtual monitors for my outlines, timer, research and something else. As of writing this, that feature is not available yet, but it will be a game changer for me and the workforce sequestered to their homes thanks to this dreaded virus.
Professional writers unanimously agree that one must carve out time and space for writing. I have taken care of the "time" part, but not the "space" part, currently. I write in our bedroom, with crap on my small desk and with an uninspiring view of my white wall. There's a window behind me, but it only shows another exciting white brick wall.
So a VR workspace is fitting, not only for my WIP, but for the environment it provides. Some folks write in coffee shops (which I had tried; not for me); some write in bars; some write in libraries, diners, hotels, motels and whatnot. VR shouldn't be too left field now would it? So, to start this experiment, this blog post was written in VR.
Only problem with this is my coffee drinking situation:
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