Dipping in and out until it’s done1 min read

I’ve been dipping in and out of my Dialogue 004 draft for the past few days and it’s slowly starting to take shape. I never planned for it to take this long but the moment I started writing, I realized I didn’t really know what I wanted to say yet. That doesn’t happen often for me as I usually wait long enough until the general idea is formed in my head. Only then I pick up the pen and write my thing — mostly in one sitting.

This time, I come up with a few sentences and then I have to sit and think about my next ones for a while. Sometimes that takes days. I’m nearing completion though.

Also, I write a lot on my phone and: am I the only one who takes it out of the case when interacting with the machine for a longer period of time? There’s something about touching the raw material that makes manipulating the UI on that gorgeous screen feel a lot more… tactical? Writing in dark mode in IA Writer (my favorite writing app) is as close as possible to making the words appear out of nothing, I think.

Finally, a random thought: money spent on quality of life improvements — wether that’s tools, infrastructure or consumptions — is never wasted.

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Hey, I’m Mitchel Lensink. I’m a photographer and writer from The Netherlands. Want to know more than that? You can find out on my about page.

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