I am trying to learn to write all over again.
I could just pick up a pen and write without too much difficulty, but my brain tends to get stuck in a loop thinking about erasing and rewriting. And I would eventually need to type everything in.
I started typing on a typewriter when I was 7 years old, and then switched to a computer at 16. Since then, my serious writing has involved a keyboard of some sort.
For the last few years, most of my productive writing has been with Liquid Story Binder and a keyboard.
If you’ve never worked with LSB, you need to understand that the user interface is highly customized to improve productivity. I sit down to work and the computer vanishes. I get into my happy writing zone.
But sadly, LSB doesn’t run on Android, and I am committed to moving to a more mobile work environment.
Translation: I can’t sit at my desk and work. I have responsibilities that are pulling me away from home. If I am going to write, I need to move to more modern technology.
So I switched to a new smartphone with writing software and a keyboard. It even has voice dictation software. Staring at the blank screen today, writing felt foreign and unnatural. Impossible.
I’ll be happy just to get a blog post done.
I keep reminding myself how long it took to get LSB to the point where I was comfortable. It is all in setting up the interface. Any day now I will be able to write creatively.