I bet you’re just like me, trying to find ways to write and stretch the kinks out at the same time.
Ain’t easy is it?
I think writers suffer with these aches and pains because we sit too long-lost in our thoughts as we breathe life onto a blank page.
If you’ve sat at a desk any length of time, you know what I’m talking about.
I started sitting at a desk when all typing was done in triplicate on a Selectric Typewriter. My hands have more knots than a boy scout climbing rope. And don’t get me started about my neck and back.
But what’s a writer to do? Me I’ll take a little cheese with my whine…. LOL
All joking aside, as a young woman I didn’t worry about taking care of my joints. Wish I had. Like so many today, thought I was invincible. Now, its hot baths and lots of Ibuprofen.
Each year I’m amazed at the ever evolving technology. I can’t seem to take advantage of it as I should. Seems to change way too fast for me.
I watched a doctor recently dictate into his computer instead of writing or typing into my chart. Unfortunately, it took him three tries to get it right. As I watched, my first thought was, maybe I could use something like that to write with. My second thought was, I don’t have that kind of time. I’d throw my computer out the door if I had to repeat myself that many times. Not to mention, I’d probably forget what I was writing about by the time the software got a paragraph right.
Do any of y’all use voice software to dictate your writing?
So, apparently not all technology is for me. But, one gadget I do use is an alarm that buzzes me when I’ve sat too long. A small reminder to stand and move about a bit. It’s not as much of an intrusion as I first thought. If I’m in the middle of a good thought, I just hit okay and keep writing. The alarm will buzz me again soon.
I also love my ergonomic mouse with the little roller thingamajig on top.