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.