This is blog number one in my attempt to write a blog each day during the month of November.
As a member of member of the North Texas Rough Writers,I was a winner in the 2013 NaNoWriMo challenge, typing 50,112 words. It was not a walk in the park. One day I when I was mentally unable to kick-start my daily 1,700 task, I logged into Facebook and said as much. “Write anyway!” was the first response. I followed the command, and it worked. It got me over the hump, finishing a few hours short of the deadline.
As a result of so much typing my middle finger, left hand, went out of joint, and I finished the final two days two-fingering it on my iPad. A year later I still rely heavily on the iPad.
Since June 2015 I’ve been on and off about doing the entire NaNoWriMo challenge on my iPad. It wasn’t until mid-October that I found something worthy of the such an effort. I’ve found only two suitable writing apps – Pages and Google DOCS – that seem up to the task, or perhaps I should say that I somewhat trust to be totally compatible with my Open Office word processor and HP desktop.
Why not use the iCloud or Google DOCS Cloud? DOCS lost a chapter of a novel. I found it the next day. I suddenly appeared from nowhere, or so it seemed (probably my own fault). At any rate, I don’t relish fighting a system and a plot line at the same time. I like having total control of my stuff, at least as much control as one can have with a computer.
I might still try to play catch up with NaNoWriMo/iPad.