Instead of being happy about word counts, etc., I am happy and pleased with a “page” count. Every time I’ve tried to type in the story the flow just gets stinted, so this one will be completely planned out and plotted handwritten first and then I’ll get to the typing stage.
This process has actually been very good for me because I am making time every single day to write and haven’t missed a single one since beginning. Despite the time difference between writing and typing, I believe I am making pretty good progress speed-wise. I believe I’m averaging about 12 pages a day. The lowest so far only 5 pages, except for the days I’m not getting to write at all, which is usually on the weekend when The Husband is home from work.
I am actually falling in love all over again with writing and telling a story. There are words with lines drawn through them; marked out sentences; and notes done in red India ink in the margins about things I need to remember when I go to the typing stage. I had forgotten about the necessity of crafting a good story and actually using the best word possible.
Technology isn’t abscent from the writing process. The cell phone is ever-present, as is the tablet for looking up synonyms and definitions, as well as a bit of research here and there.
The last time I had so much fun writing was when I was using a typewriter. I always thought a computer would make the work so faster, smoother and here I’ve gone backwards. Sort of.