The moment when the realization hit me that writing is something I really enjoy doing, the idea popped into my head of treating myself to a new laptop. That way I could keep all my blog entries and short stories etc on it and when I had the time or inspiration I could pop open the laptop and start writing. It didn’t actually turn out like that in the end though.
Originally I had been sitting down at my desk and using my computer for all my writing duties but that was starting to cause a wee problem in the house as my main keyboard is a gaming-based one which uses mechanical keys which give a loud click every time a key is pressed so with that being too noisy I thought that the laptop idea was a pretty good one.
A good nice laptop was ordered and when it arrived I carried it with me everywhere ready for that moment to pull it out of its fancy bag and write something truly brilliant. What I found actually happening more and more over time was that I would start any blog or story idea I had on my phone and thanks to the cloud I could pick back up where I left off at home (Once everyone was in bed and not being annoyed by the constant ‘clack clack’ of the keys) and the laptop was getting used less and less. Lying unloved and uncharged in my car.
This experience has taught me a valuable lesson! You don’t need anything fancy to enjoy writing all you need is a bit of inspiration and a bit of time, even if its 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there.
Just write and enjoy the process.