Challenge,  Writing in Public

A Picture of Me Typing

On My Little iPad…

Since my office in the condo in Las Vegas is not set up yet, I was sitting at the table in our condo dining room working on something when Kris got this picture as I was paying no attention.

Since today I spent all day shuttling cars around here on the Oregon Coast (returning rental car, having our Cadillac tuned up), and in meetings at WMG and stores and cleaning up stuff, I figured I would just do something easy here tonight. So here comes the picture.

You can see the mountains to the west of Vegas through the shades.

And I had a fun dinner with friends tonight here on the coast. They are making sure I am fed while up here on the coast working. (grin)

And fun find tonight here in the house… An original Star Wars full one-sheet poster of the first movie. Not a copy, but the original. We had it framed a long time back and it was sitting in our wine cellar in the dark for decades. Forgot all about it. Fun find.

And yes, we will be selling it, but it won’t be cheap. (grin)


  • Kenny

    Ah, there’s that legal pad and pen.

    What’s on the other side? Is that to do with your writing too?

    • dwsmith

      Wasn’t writing, just doing email and stuff. I was taking a break from working on move stuff. (grin)

  • D J Mills

    Good to see so many books already on shelves in the condo. Hope the office is sorted soon. And I hope you discover more surprises among the wine bottles while packing up the house.

  • E. R. Paskey

    Very cool picture! 🙂 Quick question about assignments I sent in on Thursday–will you be able to dig them out when you have time or should I resend?

    • dwsmith


      I should have them and have a response back to you by tomorrow. If you don’t get something from me by Sunday evening, fire them again. But I have a note that they are here. (grin)

  • Kate Pavelle

    I heart those lamps, seriously. And that clean, sprawling table! BTW my daughter has written almost 5 books on her iPad, using a setup much like this one, using Word on GoogleDocs. The file is compatible with whatever Word I’m using to first-read for her, and she finds that little keyboard just right. These young kids with their newfangled ideas 🙂 I inherited her other iPad so I should get a keyboard and try it too, for portability.

    Have you tried doing fiction writing on it? I don’t see a reason why it couldn’t work, other than just changing a habit and having to control push notification so staying online isn’t distracting.