Leaving My Computer Behind
Sometimes decisions have to be made. I've been struggling with writing the first part of my book, mainly because it involves a lot of research and is different from my usual style of writing. I've also been paying far too much attention to my online writing, eating in to the valuable writing time I do have in my day. Things are going to have to change.
In order to move forward with my book I need to do a lot of free flow writing, which I do on paper. I need to explore a few ideas I'm stumbling over, try out different ways of expressing myself, rather than the forced writing I've done over the last week. I need to make more of a commitment.
Consequently I won't be taking my computer with me when I go to Wellington. Two days without my computer will mean any writing I do will be done in my notebook. I haven't had a total separation from my computer for a long time. But this will enable me to totally focus on my book.
I'll be back online in a few days, with plenty to report from my time in Wellington. In the meantime I shall be an old fashioned writer, writing with pen on paper.
Image Credit » Personal photo of Val Mills