With all the time I’ve spent with Mike in the hospital last week and then doctors visits, and I’m sure plenty more in the upcoming weeks – I actually started a new novel (well, two) that I am “texting”.
I’m actually just writing them between my blackberry and my iPhone and I am only working on them when I am not at home. Why? I’m not sure why, except that I was inspired one day while sitting in the hospital waiting room and I had nothing to write on but my iPhone. I thought it would be fun to start a novel I was only working on while ‘on the go’. My current WIP is giving me fits, and I haven’t exactly written myself in a hole yet, but I am getting close. If inspiration doesn’t grab hold quickly, I might just give up on it. So yes, I am “texting a novel” – sort-of.
I think the iPhone is easier to use, so I’ve been using that one mostly. On my blackberry the keys are too small and my nails are too long and I really AM having to text the novel to myself. On the iPhone, I have great apps that make writing easier and it auto-corrects better than the blackberry does. Have you had the same experience, either with an iPhone or iPod?
I’m compiling a list of my favorite apps for writers for the iPhone or iPod, and am in the process of playing with a friends iPad to determine which ones I like best for that too. Expect those in the next few days or so.
Oh, and for anyone who has the iPad – do I need one? I don’t think I do, because for on the go writing, I already have both an iPod and an iPhone – plus a mini-laptop which fits into my purse nicely. Yes, my purse is fairly large.
I just cannot justify spending that much money on a giant iPod when I already have one – plus a phone, and my mini-laptop is still my fave for ‘on the go’ writing.