The First Spring Storm

We had our first Spring storm here in Lexington this morning.  It wasn’t a house rocking, window rattling storm either.  There was thunder and lightning with lots of rain.  The storm soothed.  Believe it or not, it was just what the doctor ordered for me today.

Since the issue with my hand, writing has been very slow as has doing anything quickly or efficiently because the right hand isn’t supposed to be used.  Frustrations abound!  However, this morning, while the rain poured, thunder rumbled overhead, and lightning flashed in the distance – there was a moment of soothing peace.  Yes, the change in pressure made my body ache, but it didn’t go too far beyond the normal ache range, and I just relaxed and enjoyed listening to the rain and watching the storm unfold.

The storm also gave me an idea for a scene in the sci fi story!  Though typing was slowed considerably, work has progressed (i.e. typing with the left hand).  I tried to record the events of the story and learned vocalizing the events of the tale isn’t efficient for me.  The words simply did not flow out of my mouth onto the recorder.  I couldn’t think what was coming next, even after a number of minutes of careful thought nothing good came out of my mouth.  Lesson learned.  Even if writing is slowed, it doesn’t come out well unless it is written in some form.  Once the words began appearing on the screen again I could think, organize, etc.

Has this happened to you?  Can you “record” a story better than you can “write” one?  Is it easier for you to use pen and paper or a laptop/computer?  Do you do both – use pen and paper and the computer?  I am really curious to know how many of you get the words down initially.

Since my hand is getting better things will begin to return to normal with posting, etc.  I’ve seen a couple of movies for Movie Monday posts and a couple of books need to have their reviews shared.

Time to go back into the ink mines.  Mining is slow, but there is production.

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About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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One Response to The First Spring Storm

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    I find all ways of treating a story change it a bit. I often imagine mine before writing it down; however, writing it down changes it. I think we tend to do more reflecting when we’re writing on a computer (versus talking), simply because it takes us longer. Not all of this reflecting is conscious, either.

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