Longhand or Computer

Hi Fellow Readers and Writers–

First, the good news.  I’ve completed the first draft of Two Old Biddies Take Vegas.  YEA!  Now it’s time to type it up and edit it.

Which brings us to a bit more about how I write.  I write my first draft with a pen and spiral-bound notebook–in longhand.  I feel I can get closer to my characters that way.  Yes, I know it’s slower than typing everything out by computer, but it’s how I choose to do it.  The other thing is that I don’t have to stop in my tracks to correct spelling or grammar errors.  That pulls me out of “flow,” the same way a mistake pulls the reader out of the world they’re reading about.  If you’re a writer, and you’re having trouble working on the computer, try doing your writing longhand for a change.  You may find, as I do, that it just works better.

And it’s not so bad, because as I type, I’m also editing my first draft, and that’s a good thing.  I try for three chapters typed a day, which takes me about two hours.  Not too bad.  I hope to have the new book up and available on Amazon.com by the end of the month–good news for you lovers of the Two Old Biddies Mini Mysteries.

I’m going to try to post more comments on a regular basis.  I know there are a lot of writers out there who need a bit of a nudge to get going on their novels, or pick up and finish their books.  I’m here for you.  Feel free to contact me for advice, okay?

Happy Reading and Writing to you all,


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