I’m trying to make a fresh start with my writing. I have not blogged as frequently as I have would have preferred, and my eye problems do not make it conducive to using LCD screens at night (RCE). Thus, I am attempting to re-vitalise my writing, at least on paper. Sadly late at night is the only time it seems I have to be alone with my thoughts.
The problem now lies with getting this material published. The most straight forward method will probably be to scan my scrawl and send it to someone to have it typed. Of course I will still need to edit, but that should be afforded during the other parts of the dat when I am less creative and expressive.
I have tried multiple types of mobile devices to try and take advantage of when I am in transit, or have a few moments of free time. I tried the keypad of the Nokia E71, and even managed to punch out an article. The iPhone text entry is still a problem for me, between its predictive text and my fat fingers, it is quite a long haul. For any serious technical writing, I just don’t think small form factor mobile devices are ready just yet.
In today’s world, in this attempt to write this blog by hand, there is something special about writing in pen. I don’t get to do it much these days, but it feels refreshing after a day on the computer. Incidentally, my four year old son received his first letter in the mail today, handwritten by his Pop. A great delight that will be a rare occurrence for his generation.
So if it all goes to plan, I will write a number of these posts and eventually have them published in a batch. For now, this will only see the light of day in my notepad. All I need now is someone who can read my handwriting!
Addendum: Four days after I penned this, I typed this article myself during a lunch break, when I was alert and had lots of natural daylight available.