I’m sitting here at the airport ready to board a plane for Charlotte, and then another for Chattanooga. I will be at ChattaCon all weekend. This is the promotional part of writing. The fun part. I get to meet readers, talk about writing on panels, and geek out.
Packing for this con made me realize the difficulty of staying in target with writing every day while traveling, and I think I came to a big realization.
Typing on the computer, no matter how tired I am, will ultimately lead to a more efficient writing session…
Dang. I really love the MS Word app in my iPhone, and I still swear by it. Without it, I would not have started to develop this habit of writing every day.
However, I suspect it has made me lazy.
Using a cell phone app is easy. I pick up my cell phone. I type words in texting style. I don’t have to wait for a computer to boot up. (Stop laughing, Mac users.) I don’t have to wait for all those stupid updates to take effect. (Seriously, Mac users, no snarky comments.) I can even lay down on the couch while I type.
And last night I fell asleep after just a few words…
Sigh. So I realized that using my computer to write is making a commitment to writing. It’s not a fly by night thing. It requires me to sit up. Turning it on and waiting means I will be more apt to keep writing for longer because I’ve already wasted the boot up time. (I would say that sitting up will keep me from sleeping, but we all know that doesn’t work…)
Anyway, so I packed my computer to go to this convention. I will write this weekend. And I will make it count.
How about you? Have any of you figured out that using a computer might work better?
PS sorry in advance for double blogs this weekend. I am uploaded my con schedule as well.