I ordered notebooks and colored pens off the internet, today. The current theory–based on bits and pieces gleaned from comments from writers who know stuff on the internet–is that what I need is a different color of ink for each day (so that I can tell at a glance how much I’ve written) and a more expensive notebook to write it in. (Because, apparently, my notebooks are supposed to remain intact long enough to need to look back and see how much I’ve written.) (Knock-off Moleskine! Yay!)
This is a part of the writing by hand, and typing as the first round of editing thing.
And it’s a return from the “Type-everything-cause-you-need-to-know-how-to-use-a-computer” that was beaten into me when I was a kid. (See also “worst advice ever.”)
I’m hoping this will result in a more linear first draft, and possibly a cleaner one. (as usual.)
In other excitement, I’ve been nominated Lord High Plumber for the day, and on to fixing the toilet.
Okay… Yes, I’m probably the most qualified, but still. **grumbles.**