How do you handle your writing when you are traveling?
First, last times clichés:
Win Brownie Points – Earn credits to one’s good standing, advancement. This term comes from the system of awards used by the Girl Scouts of America, junior division, known as the “Brownies.” Mid-20th Century was used figuratively to good deeds or worthy accomplishments in any area. Term calls up images of a hunter quietly concealed in the brush, waiting for game. See Joel Chandler Harris’s Uncle Remus stories.
To risk Life and Limb – To take a serious chance; jeopardize one’s life. This hyperbole for courting danger has been used since the 17th century, even though it makes little sense (life, after all, comprises one’s limbs as well). See James Howell in a letter (1623) and Thomas Burton’s diary entry of 1658.
To speak volumes – To be very expressive on a subject or say a great deal about something. It dates from about 1800 and continues to be current. M. Wilmot used in a letter of May 3 1803.
So, how many did you get?
When you are traveling, how do you write? Do you have a computer? Tablet, such as an I-Pad? Or in a pinch, do you use a pen and paper?
If I’m going to be gone for a long time I bring my I-pad and computer. Of course, I have my manuscript printed out and with different colored pens, edit on it. With the I-Pad do you know there are several apps to use such as Evernote, penultimate (which allows you to handwrite) and many more available?
My novel Night Terror was started with a pen and handwritten on a little 2 x 3 notepad that I carried in my purse. It’s not that I jet set around, but my husband loves to travel, so we’re on the go a lot.
Writing while traveling can be challenging, but it is manageable.