Notebook 6 | Write-or-Flight, the Phone Awaits Also


#ruckology #writeorflight

Image: screenshot from my phone.

So in yesterday’s Notebook the theme was about a writer (moi) finding himself in the compromised position of having to write on-the-go, out of office and out of his comfort zone using pen and paper rather than his trusty PC. Y’know, something normal people do all the time without quibble. Well, today’s entry is the sequel. Because …

If you (I) have to, you (I) can also be productive writing … on your (my) phone???

Say whuuuut? IKR?

Trust me, it’s not something I’ve ever wanted to have to do, but today I found myself doing just that out of desperation. While initially writing with the old school method of pen to paper today, I happened to remember a couple of things as I scribbled up a page with my chicken scratch:

  • I have Microsoft Office on my phone, featuring first and foremost MS Word.
  • My phone is also connected to my Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage account.
  • So whatever I write on the phone can be retrieved on the PC later. Win!

So, given that in the last four and a half years I’ve been a bit of a slacker, if only in terms of writing fiction (Nonfiction? No problem), you’d have to give me a virtual pat on the back for enduring such torturous methods as writing with pen and paper, or — ugh! — writing with a smartphone’s dreaded soft keyboard. Believe me, although I use it constantly all day/everyday, I hate the trepidatious writing experience that soft keyboards (and tiny text) offers. But, like I said yesterday, ya do what ya gotta do to git ‘r dun.

Because the Page awaits. Always.

No more excuses.

Yay, me.

3 thoughts on “Notebook 6 | Write-or-Flight, the Phone Awaits Also

  1. Personally it always helped me to start from scratch (either paper or on a mobile device) because transferring it by hand to the desktop allows me to see things I would normally miss.


    1. Yeah I get that. Me, I’ve been at this long enough AND I’m so OCD about it that whatever I write is going to get revised plenty. I’m a madman about that stuff, which unfortunately means it will always be a slow burn progress. Sigh. There’s a story behind all of this but I can’t be writing that out on this phone LOL.


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