Friday, August 13, 2010

Progress Friday

And I'm back to writing!! The meter's up to a smallish 19% but it is up anyhow, and that's what matters. Lordy, what a week this was! In between getting kiddo back into school, readjusting to quiet in the house, myself going back to school as the uni assignment week was on me. I wonder how I'm sane today.

But I'm writing, and this is what matters. I also discovered something this week - that I can write pretty well and pretty fast too on the phone. It's a Nokia E63, qwerty keyboard and MS Word-supporting device. I used to read crit works and other review/bought PDF files on it, but had never tried to write (other than the basic text messages). So yesterday I was 'stranded' somewhere and was waiting for hubby to come pick me up, had like 45 minutes to kill. I take out the phone but my mind's not into reading. Th plan for yesterday was to write. So there I go, what could it cost to try to write on here? I create a new doc, and would you believe it  - my thumbs are flying on the keyboard and I've clocked 700+ words down in 30 minutes!

This buoyed me and when I came home, Bluetoothed the file to my laptop and started to build upon this writing. By late yesterday afternoon, I was 1900 new words into the story!

Wasn't helped by the fact that every night I'm having a screaming migraine that could put a banshee out of a job, but hopefully today I'll be able to pursue upon that same line and keep on writing.

Peeps, let me tell you - it's good to be back!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

4 comments:

Chicki said...

I can't imagine writing on a phone, but you know I'm old school ...

However you get it done is wonderful! Did you ever read about this guy? http://su.pr/4h89cP

AJ said...

Wow, typing on such a small screen, and so much? Go Zee! :-)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Chicki. It takes some getting used to but it was do-able. I'm afraid I'm gonna turning into a writing maniac everywhere I sit down and have more than 15 minutes to kill!
Just read that article. Mine too is just like a BlackBerry, and I can totally understand what he means.

Zee Monodee said...

AJ,
Lol, I didn't think it was doable either. I have clicked down notes in the past, but never actual writing. The only tricky part I found was using quote marks. There's none on the keyboard so you have to go to a special menu everytime to get it.
The screen, funny you mention that. My husband cannot for the life of him read anything more than a 2 line text message on it!
Thanks for dropping by, girl!!

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