I’ve been writing since I was 10 years old. In other words, pretty much for as long as I can remember. I don’t know which came first, though: my love for office supplies or writing. Could be my writing came from my almost fetish-like adoration of writing supplies, which lead to my full on fetish-like adoration of bags.
I’ve always had to carry a bag, tote or backpack that could also handle my writing supplies. Pens and a notebook or two, the normal 8.5×11 size (I’ve tried the smaller uber cute notebooks but the smaller paper doesn’t get me anywhere, literally) of notebook, so I needed a purse to fit those items, as well as the rest of the stuff I carry. I would alternate between backpacks, messenger bags, tote bags, over-sized purses…anything to carry my writing implements. For over 30 years I have done this and yes, I have quite the collection of handbags and writing supplies, but not anymore.
These days, I no longer need to drag around writing supplies, now that I have my Android phone. After checking out quite a few Android Apps for writing, and after doing a lot of research, I finally figured out a writing system that worked for me: Google Drive.
This wasn’t planned. I started out with Google Docs, then two days after I got that into my phone Docs turned to Drive. In simplistic terms, I can write in the Doc file on my phone, and when I get home to my desktop I can make changes or do more writing on the same documents using Drive as well.
To me this is super super cool. I didn’t want to pay any money for a decent word processor for my phone because that just sounds…well, weird to me. Drive as a free app, which also works with my desktop, is pretty stellar because I can whip out my phone and squeeze a line or two in during work without having to drag out pen and paper, and once I get home I can continue on in the same document.
I like it. I like it a lot. Oh, and did I say it was free?