The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, September 14, 2015

Being Open to Change

       A decade ago, I was a firm believer in the paper and pen... at least when it came to the beginning of a piece. I would proclaim, "I cannot write on a computer in the beginning. I must write it in longhand until I get into a real groove."

       I believed it and stuck to it.

       However, time is like gold these days. The computer is much faster, and my first draft, tapped out on my keyboard, ends up being just like the paper and pen version in one way: it is less than stellar. I know it, and I accept it.

        Yesterday I wrote and submitted two pieces. (It was a productive morning.) They were conceived on my laptop and birthed there as well.

         What do you need as a writer? How has your writing process changed over the years? Tap-tap-tapping minds want to know...