Shannon Stacey

Bugs, Sox and legal pads

We’ve got EEE and West Nile Virus in NH. Do I hear Bird Flu for the hat trick? Joy.

The Red Sox are 6 1/2 games out. Double joy.

And I don’t know what the hell is going on with my writing process. Since I started Kiss Me Deadly, I’ve only been able to get the words to flow longhand. Now, I know the answer is “Whatever gets the words down”, but it’s driving me mad. Like most of us, I type substantially faster than I write, and even though the transcription of written pages to the computer is often a first editing pass, it’s still slower and I’m writing everything twice.

In the past, writing longhand was reserved for those times when I didn’t have access to the computer or, if I was truly stuck, a way to reconnect with the creativity. Nothing beats longhand for that. But honestly, I’ve got a lot on my writing plate, and I need…

:type: not :write:

And triple joy for the hat trick. :lmao:

4 comments to “Bugs, Sox and legal pads”

  1. Sharon
      · August 22nd, 2006 at 9:02 am · Link

    I still write quite a bit longhand. Especially when Im stuck or in a rut.

  2. Dee
      · August 22nd, 2006 at 11:28 am · Link

    Hey Shannon, I’ve got that very same problem. Worse…lol, I’m not sure I can read my own crappy handwriting!:hide:


  3. Charlene
      · August 22nd, 2006 at 12:56 pm · Link

    I would be so screwed if I had to handwrite. On the bright side, at least you’re writing.

  4. KatieW
      · August 22nd, 2006 at 1:36 pm · Link

    They’re doing another spray for EEE in my area today, I think. We haven’t gotten the West Nile though, though they say that the mosquitos that tested positive for the virus were they type that only bite birds, so there’s some hope.

    I don’t wanna talk about the Sox. Ugh.

    I haven’t handwritten anything out in a while, but that’s the way I used to do it to write papers. There’s just something about sitting with a notebook, curled up on the couch.

    Now, I’m always on the couch with the laptop, so I guess were I writing, I probably wouldn’t write it out.

    But as Charli said, at least you’re writing! :-)

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