Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On Writing the History of the American Bible Society--Update #76

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Writing on the road is not easy.  I spent the day traveling to California (Pepperdine University) for the biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History.  It is almost impossible for me to write new prose while traveling. I need my notes and research in front of me. I also need my two computer screens.  I like to have my manuscript on one screen and my notes on another screen.

But plane travel is conducive to rewriting and polishing prose. I only need one screen to do this and I find that I can concentrate in airports and on planes. 

It is important that I keep moving forward on this project, even if my writing time is limited on the road. Today I worked on the first several pages of Chapter Four--rewriting, refining, and polishing. It was a long flight from Harrisburg to Denver and then on to Los Angeles, but it was also a productive one.