So this time I kicked it up a notch. I moved from thinking about improving my writing to actually reading web-based articles about how to improve my writing. Lo and behold they all said to WRITE MORE!
But a little gem of information was sparkling in a corner of one of the articles I read: Download a program/app that lets you write in full screen with no cluttered menu bars or formatting rulers. Now THAT sounds like a good idea. I always love the idea of writing in a nice journal…with an appealing cover and crisp, white pages. But writing is harder for me now due to my pesky carpal tunnel syndrome and typing is much easier. After all, nothing deters you from writing more than your fingers and hand going numb!
So now I have a “journal,” courtesy of WriteRoom, on my trusty Mac. It does not satisfy my love of all things paper and does not have that wonderful tactile feedback of feeling the ink flow out of a pen and lie beautifully on the page. But it does have the ability to use fun fonts that fit my mood as well as whatever color may speak to my soul at the time. It’s not perfect but maybe it might provide that bit of momentum that I need.