I was sitting outside this afternoon enjoying the sun, with Olivia sleeping next to me in her stroller and Jackson tearing around the cul de sac on his bike.
But my workaholic nature wouldn’t allow me to just sit still. So I borrowed a pad of paper from my neighbor, (we were down the street “borrowing” the cul de sac since our house isn’t in the cul de sac,) and tried to start working on a review I need to write.
But I couldn’t do it.
The problem stems from a couple sources.
First, my penmanship is so terrible I know I will barely be able to read what I write when I finally get back to my laptop. I loathe writing by hand. (Actually, I print because my writing is even uglier!) I find it so uncomfortable forcing my fingers to manipulate the pen that I barely even form the words. It is pathetic actually.
Second, my brain doesn’t seem to work as well when I am away from the screen. I feel handicapped and stiff knowing that not until I return to the comfort of my keyboard will I be able to edit and polish my piece. (Not like I have much time in the fast paced blogosphere to do much polishing – but at least a bit of editing!)
Ideally, I get an idea and after I let it grow for a few minutes, I move to my computer and start writing. If I am out, I may scratch down a few thoughts to trigger my mind later, but rarely do I actually write a post on paper.
So I was wondering, am I the only one who is lost without a keyboard?
Do you prefer to write on paper first and then move to the computer?
Or, like me, do you prefer to get to the keyboard as early as possible in the creative process.
P.S. Yes, I know I really need to get a Blackberry. I actually just came back from the store where I was drooling over the new pink Blackberry Curve. On Monday, I think I am going to go back to the store and buy it. But I don’t know what typing with my thumbs will be like. I am so slow at texting, I rarely bother to do it.
What about you? Do you use a Blackberry? I want to get an iPhone, but we can’t use them here in Canada yet. Life is rough here in Canada – you know igloos and all. (eh?)