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30 Days of Writing (Day #6) and 10 Years of LJ

6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol’ pen and paper?

I have problems with my joints, so just about any place can be uncomfortable. My desk is probably most comfortable with my chair, keyboard and monitor at the right height. But, my desk gets a bit boring. I like changing it up and writing other places, but usually, I’m just too lazy to go anywhere. Time of day shifts. I’ve probably shifted to mornings, but I need to stop doing other crap in the mornings and write. I do 95% of my writing using my computer. Some editing and some free-writing is done by hand. Arguably, my entire writing career from freshman year in college onward has been done electronically. First, I used a word processor and then a computer.


This journal is a decade old. It was created on the August 28, 2000 and the first entry was on the 1st of September. I’m considering finding choice sentences from past entries, around 140 characters long, and tweet them. Or maybe not. If anything, I might try to tag some older entries. It should only take me about five years to tag things this way…

Obviously, lots has changed in 10 years. In 2000, I was newly married and settling into that life. I had never played ultimate frisbee. I was just starting to send Lucinda at the Window to publishers. I still knew no one in AZ and LJ was a way of connecting with Henrik, a pen-pal friend from college. Soon, I found other great people on LiveJournal, or rather, they found me. It was the beginning of social networking for me, even if it wasn’t known as such.

Anyway, Happy Anniversary, Journal #12774!