I must apologize for my weekend’s disappearance. I hope very much that you all assumed I was writing so dutifully and diligently that I simply couldn’t spare the time or mental capacity to blog. However, you would be very wrong.
Yesterday was the Creative Factory’s birthday so I hightailed it out of that no-horse town and set sail for bolder waters. I’m still hiding out in the Fertile Crescent of Blissful Distractions that calls itself New Orleans. It’s been wonderful, but it seems like all notions of writing flit quickly out the window at the mere thought of this place. No regrets. It’s been a wonderful weekend, but I still have yet to jot down but a paragraph.
This means that after my 8 hour ramble across I-10 tomorrow, I’m going to have to get down to brass tax. As a means of further discombobulating my time until then, I have taken this brief moment of still before my boyfriend returns from work to research productivity apps. What is a better waste for productivity than researching better productivity? I can think of none.
In my research though, I found some really cool word processing apps. I don’t know what you guys use to write… typewriters, pens, laptops, phones… but I use a little bit of everything. Lately though, I’m al about my iPad and classic notebook. I have a nice little keyboard, I keep it with me almost always, and it’s always synced with my cloud so I don’t even have to worry about saving my documents (however, when offline, I sometimes have mild panic attacks until I can update my docs).
When looking through the App Store today though I found an entire category for writers. There was some neat stuff. Notebooks you literally write into on the screen, cool text editors that even note how many times you repeat words or phrases (I normally just do a final edit with a highlighter and a piece of paper for that stuff). There’s anything you’ve ever thought (Good idea: someone should make a productivity app that does that Snowflake outline theory I discussed earlier… like a step-by-step that becomes a writing reference once it’s complete… I would use that always). It just makes me think all the more about how ever-changing technology has made both the writing a reading process.
Whenever I say I want to write people of a certain age tell me there is no money in that anymore. I think they’re ignoring a really big aspect of this changing market… and that is that it is constantly changing. I’m excited to see how different this whole thing is even a year from now.
Anyway… I have a lot of new apps to play with when I’m back in my isolation hole in Florida, but for now I must ask: anyone have any favorite productivity and writing apps? I’m all about Pages right now but I change every few months/new project. What is the best of the best and you’ll never go back?