How is that even possible??
Well, in today’s world it’s very possible and almost preferred to over the good old fashion pen and paper writing.
But yesterday while I rummaged through a magazine rack at the grocery store, I loved that I overheard a woman make the statement “I’m writer with no pen…” as she took a pen and slip of paper from a guy who had just gracefully asked her for her number and a possible date next weekend.
Yes, I eve’s drop a lot when I’m out and about. I don’t always do it intentionally, sometimes I just catch myself listening in on the many conversations going on around me.
It’s turned into a habit I have a hard time controlling.
So back on the “Writers without pens” subject.
Almost everyone I see writing out in public, all have a laptop or iPad and hardly ever a notebook or binder… Am I just missing the time frame retro writers come out in public? Lol
Now don’t get me wrong, I do love the lack of hassle and mess that a computer (or iPad) provides over a notebook. It’s easier to organize everything and you do have the ability to look anything up at the drop of a hat.
But… having so much at your finger tips makes for easy procrastination.
You spend time finding the perfect music, finding pictures that inspire your current chapter or scene, and worst of all… you spend time “Talking” about writing on all your social media accounts VS actually writing!
When I’m not taking my writing time serious, or I’m to cluttered in the head to write clearly, I love my laptop. I can run a few different browsers at one time, I can research, listen to music and write. It helps me quiet out the noise in my head.
A little controlled chaos if you will.
But when I just want to write, or already know exactly what is going on in a scene, I stick to my notebook. I can babble, I can write without eyeing the word count and judging my progress.
And I get three times as much done.
Plus, when it comes time for me to type it up in my word document, it all goes through its first editing process without me really having to think about editing it.
So, I want opinions.
What is your preferred method of writing?