My net-book and my laptop have both gone kaput in the last two weeks. The net-book found out it couldn’t swim when the 3yr old twin tipped an entire cup of water on it, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in sorrow at my house (the teens had confiscated it from me and were using it to look at Zac Efron). The laptop has been on its last legs for over 6 months now and the other 3yr old twin accidentally pushed it off my bedside table.
So my two computers are now going to visit Oscar the Grouch. Unfortunately for me I found out that my insurance does not cover electrical accidental damage. So not very happy in our house right now. And I’ve been relegated to writing by pen/pencil and paper.
The family computer is fought over constantly, so rather than throwing my weight into the ring I’ve tried the alternative and grabbed a pen and paper. I’ve complained to hubby that my fingers are sore, and he suggested it’s because I’m using different muscle groups in my fingers now. I can type 80+ words a minute on a computer but with the pen and paper it’s much, much slower/lower word count.
But the good thing is I think before I write now, instead of just letting anything come out, I’ll pause and put down the better sentence, after I’ve thought/ pondered on the text I’m trying to share. I don’t know how long this will last, I think come tax return time there’ll be the sound of brand new keyboard typing happening.
What tips do you have for pens/paper writing? Does anyone have a favourite pen they can recommend. I’ve be left with the old bic pens my kids no longer need for school, but I’d like to know if there any pens other writers recommend.