For the past two months or longer I have been slowly, but surely, writing a novel(la?) on my phone. It’s not as difficult as one would think and it lends to easier free writing. When I get a thought, I write it down. As I had a tendency to think of something, tell myself to write it down when I get home, and then forget by the time I got there. I feel that, by writing on my phone, which I always have with me, I can actually get a good bit of writing done. I thought I was a genius for thinking of this.

At least, so I thought, until a few days ago when I heard the podcast of “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…” where they discussed the trend of Japanese authors writing their novels through the use of text messaging. It just goes to show you that no one thought is completely original.

Regardless, the idea is still genius. Even if I hadn’t thought of it.

It made me a bit proud of myself despite not having done anything yet.

This post was originally on Tumblr on June 1, 2009.