Unfortunately, today went a little bonkers on me, with my return to university. So now will only be a short post.
Since spending more time on reading, on thinking about writing a bit more, things are looking up. Today I transferred my fourth WiP (Doorways being WiP1) to a notebook so that I can draft by hand. It’s a system that definitely works for me. And Mr. King gave another piece of advice that I think is very valid.
Draft with your door closed.
To me that makes sense even though I don’t have my own writing space (yet). As writers, we have to spend our first days with our ideas alone. Without outside influences affecting what we write. Or… distracting us.
I generally use earphones to drown out the distracting sounds, but I don’t stay off of the Internet. And now that I think about it, that might not be the best thing ever.
So I’m going old tech. No Internet crouching in my note book. Just ink in my pen.
Of course, it also has the additional benefit of giving me a break from my internal editor…
Any other long-handers out there? Why or why not? What is your favorite drafting medium/program?