Wednesday, June 16
Now that I'm nearing the end of Makani's Serenity, I want the freedom of taking my next novel with me wherever I go (Smalls, my laptop [remember "The Sandlot"?], is too heavy to be very portable). And, I don't want to be limited in my writing by when the skies are clear as opposed to a thunderstorm. (I think that could make great writing weather. It makes good reading weather, doesn't it?).
I wrote last Saturday's post, The Art of War for Writers - Two, by hand before I transferred it to the blog. That was the first post I've written that way. And I must say, I'm hooked. The soft scratch of the pen on paper, the simplicity to line out words without losing them, the physical closeness to my material, and the ease on my eyes made it pleasant to write. It was also handy that when I typed it up for the post, I was able to make tweaks to my wording that I hadn't thought of on the first run. It was like thinking over the same material twice without getting worn out.
So, once I finish Makani's Serenity, I am eager to jump into my next novel with my new, large, hard cover, flowered notebook that I bought yesterday.
How do you prefer to write?
Posted by Dorathea Maynard