Grumbly Typing

I enjoy the creative process of writing. I like making characters and figuring out what to do with them and putting pen to paper. But this morning, I am faced with a week’s worth of notebooks and typing them into the computer.  This is my least favorite part.

There are thousands of writers who type directly into their computer.  I understand that it would save time, but also my word count would suffer a drop of severe proportions. I can carry a notebook (old-style paper kind) and pen anywhere without fear that I might accidentally destroy the screen or get leaves in the keyboard.

Which brings me back to the moment when I actually do have to sit at the computer.  That’s this morning.  I’ve been typing for an hour. (I’m a pretty fast typist.) and still have more to do. 

I had to take a moment to write a grumbly blog.  Okay, it’s done.  Back I go to typing.


About jeanetteraleigh

Jeanette Raleigh is an artist and author who has spent most of her life at some creative pursuit. Whether painting a castle or writing a novel, Jeanette enjoys the playful aspects of creation and strives to make worlds where others feel at home. You can find her works of art and information about her fiction at
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6 Responses to Grumbly Typing

  1. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Soft Laughter ] You have a serious task at hand. I admire your desire to store your notes “old school” style.
    In my case, I store them in the notepad of my BlackBerry smartphone.
    Only a small percentage of my posts are composed on the computer.
    I like your blog and do keep up the good work!

  2. Everyone has their own creative processs, that which works for them. And everyone has a part of that process (if not all of it) which they see as hard work or a chore.
    By making notes by hand and then writing them up later, you have a built-in revision system. That sounds pretty sensible to me :o)

  3. I also write in notbooks and then to computer like your method. And, things get edited in the process.

  4. I use your same method of notebooks, then into computer. Years ago I read that a late, famous author typed his dialogue directly into his Smith Corona. It was a more natural dialog feeling to type the character’s speech.

  5. Zen says:

    I usually keep my notebooks for jotting down ideas, but any writing needs to typed. I actually feel more productive when I type. xD

  6. If only I caught all the things needing editing in the type-through…even after three edits, I STILL find stuff to fix. 🙂

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