I hate writing with a pen. In this age of computers and virtual keyboards on our phone screens the need for a pen is growing less and less. When I write I use a keyboard for obvious reasons, and even in University writing isn’t that much of a must, and even then it is the odd scribbled notes.
But what’s hard is after a summer not writing and you finally start doing some, in a notepad, your hand aches so much. Well, mine does. If you hate it, why then are you using it? Good question!
I have recently started using pen and paper for two reasons;
1) When you’re at computer typing there is so much to distract you, from checking Facebook to tidying up all those random Desktop saves. But if I put my music on and then go sit on my bed, using pen and paper, then I can’t be distracted…as easily.
2) When I eventually get round to typing up my work, that in itself can act as a redraft before you even start the numbered save files with all the incremental changes.
Unfortunately I haven’t done enough writing this summer at all, when you do nothing all day over the summer, just wasting time till University starts again motivation starts to leave and when you have no motivation you can’t motivate yourself to find any and it’s just a vicious circle.
As far as summers go this has been one of the worst, although since going to work in America for two months back in 2010, every summer will feel lesser to that. Me and my girlfriend broke up this summer too, which obviously has had bad effects on my productivity, when you feel so bummed out it’s harder to motivate yourself. And like I said above, you need motivation to motivate yourself to get motivated. It sucks but it’s true.
I have tried my hardest to keep the blog active, and hopefully I will have some writing work in the next couple of weeks for a friends charity so I will have to be motivated for that, and I am also looking after a friends house for a month, she lives in a huge house and has the most adorable dog, so that will give me something to do every day, walking him.
Sorry I haven’t got back to the comments left on my writing prompt posts, I’d just like to let you know I have read them and I have loved all the work so far, and I hope you will all keep submitting them and eventually I will get round to the comments, there is just a bit of a back log now, which was through my own laziness.
I hope everyone is well and you haven’t abandoned me! I’m nearly at a 1000 followers now, which when I break that barrier I will be a very happy blogger!