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I’m hitting September with a back log of about fifty handwritten pages that I need to type. On the one hand, I think writing by hand works for me. It’s much more streamlined than typing, and less temptation to… uhm, you know… hit control N. On the other… it’s so easy to get behind on the typing!
Someone suggested dictation, but I think the truth is I’m doing far too much revising during the typing portion of events to make it worth doing. I’ll probably try it one of these days just to be sure. If writing by hand weren’t as good for me as it is, I’d probably have gone back to typing directly already.
September 4 question – If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?
I’m in a small town. Not quite the kind where everybody knows everybody, but definitely small enough that if you sit still in one place for long enough, you’ll know everybody in the room by the time you get back up. Great place for raising kids (I assume.). Not so great for public novel writing.
The place I’m homesick for is a coffee house in a midsize city somewhere. I’m not naming names, but a move or so ago, I had the perfect one. The front end was a coffee house, and it was connected to a fairly nice nightclub that didn’t open until later. I never really asked about the details, but if you were quiet, and you cleaned up after yourself, they’d let you take your coffee and write in the nightclub before it opened.