Do I write my books Long Hand?

I wrote 6 pages on Affliction today. Got up to get fresh tea & had a brand new idea. Made note of it in my iPhone, because I had close at hand, if you don’t write ideas you forget them. No, really, you do. You forget them faster & more completely if you think, “This is such a great idea, I’ll never forget it.” You are now doomed to forget this idea instantly, unless you write it down.

So, I made a note & went about my day. Then later on couch resting since I’m still fighting a cold, I decided to buy my holiday ring tone from iTunes. (For those who will ask, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch) I also remembered the note I’d made earlier. I read it over liked it & brought it up on my iPad which was handy.

I now have a page of a brand new short story. All because I wrote down the idea as it came, so I wouldn’t forget & because I admit that modern technology makes it amazingly easy to share ideas over different devices. I’m actually doing most of my notes & ideas on my iPhone, or sticky notes, & starting a lot of stories & even books on the iPad. Main computer is a PC & is for main books, or once it gets over a certain page count & I know this book is actually taking off.

I’ll finish Affliction first, but I have this short story & a novelette started on my iPad. So for those who ask, if I wrote long hand, um, no, technology rocks my muse & me.

Posted by at 12:43:35 am on December 12, 2012

7 Responses to Do I write my books Long Hand?

  1. Lisa says:

    What program do you use on the iPad?

  2. Hi there your books rock big time and I’m so glad your a fantastic writer lol any way is the new book got any of the old stuff in it I love the kinky view but was wandering if she still gets zombie raising xx

  3. Marlene says:

    When are you writting the continuation to seer? Please please!!!

  4. Kat Ingram says:

    I have been eagerly waiting for your next book in the Merry Gentry series.I will admit that I am excited by the release of several new Anita Blake books, but Divine Misdemeanors just seemed to leave the story hanging for Merry. Will there be more of this series? Also, are you *ever* going to return to the Nightseer world? I really felt that the story just wasn’t….finished?? Anyway, huge fan, really LOVE your work, and I seriously hope you do not stop writing anytime soon. You have no idea how much I look forward to each release you make! Keep up the good work and THANK YOU for it!!

  5. Hey sweetie from a girlfan maintain the great writing

  6. SStephanie Boyle says:

    Hey I just wanted to say that I love the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series. I only have one question and that is regarding the Merry Gentry series… Is Merry’s story just going to end in Divine Misdemeanors or is there going to be another one because I agree with Kat Ingram, it just feels like there should be more to Merry’s story. ;-D

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hey, you used to write great, but the last few posts have been kinda boring

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