I love writing, I love technology, and I absolutely adore combining those two things in as many different ways as I can. Even this thing we all do around here– Blogging, I believe it’s called– is a form of combining writing with technology. Long gone are the days of ‘putting pen to paper’ as they say.
However, as attached as I am to my Scrivener app and my iPhone, there are days when the constriction of my 15″ laptop screen feels too constricting. I need to work with something huge– Something vast! Something that I can actually pick up and move rather than click and drag.
Today was one of those days, and so I decided to get crafty. I cut a huge piece of brown paper off a roll that had been in the storage room for who knows how long. Then I sat cross-legged on my bedroom floor, the paper unrolled in front of me, and I covered it with a million (..exaggeration) post-its. On each post-it was something from my novel– a scene, a character description, the dynamic of a certain group of people– and I arranged them all in a way that made some sense.
Tomorrow, I expect I will return to the computer world that I love so dearly. (Actually, as you can obviously see, I’ve returned this evening.) But I also plan on continuing with my little scrap project, and I’m sure that it will help in the many writing/editing days that I have to come. If nothing else, it will become a nice wall-hanging.
I’m curious though, how many of you take writing outside the computer and how often?
I’ve been doing well with my goals since I re-organized them this past Sunday! I’ve been working a bit more full-time, but with my new, prioritized list, I’m happier over-all with my accomplishments. Every little bit of time that I’m able to put towards my writing counts.