Things I’m Doing: Auditioning Word Processors

Written with OmmWriter for my MacBook Pro. I keep reading that writers can be more productive and creative in a “distraction free” environment and everyone was going crazy silly about OmmWriter.

I have a full time job. Selling stuff. I dream of being a writer. Well, I am a writer, but a part-time writer. With a day job. I dream of being a full-time writer who doesn’t need a day job. A writer who can just live off royalties and revenue from book sales. And then live off my advance and whatever a big Hollywood studio pays me for the rights to my book so they can make it into a movie.

This is your dream, too, right? Oh, make no mistake. If that day never comes, I’ll still be writing and I’m all good with that. But …a boy can dream, can’t he?

I’m writing at the airport. I’m using OmmWriter for my MacBook Pro because (a) it was pretty cheap and (b) writers RAVED about it. They said they liked the minimalist and distraction free writing environment, the soothing sounds it makes in your headphones when you’re hitting keys, and the soft, soothing music or ambient sound choices it gives you.

I know it makes little difference what I’m using to write, or how I’m writing, but this is a pretty sweet app-slash-Word Processor.

Consider this blog entry my endorsement of OmmWriter.

I’m sitting at an airport with nearly two hours to kill before my 6:45 flight, and then I’ll have 2 1/2 hours in the air. I can get alotta writing done during that time.

Here I am at the end of this fairly silly blog entry, but I’ll be dang’d if OmmWriter isn’t all that everyone says it is. I feel writery. I feel creative. And despite the massive amounts of commotion around me at the airport, including a guy wearing Chuck Taylors with dress khakis, a blue blazer, and a crips white button down shirt, I feel like I’m escaped to a wintery field while soft piano music plays in my ear and I’m focused.

Oh, I’m sure I’ll gush more about OmmWriter in the future. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to finish my Bachelorette recap for spunkybean.

Now I’m typing with a different sound. So cool.

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3 Comments on “Things I’m Doing: Auditioning Word Processors

  1. Well you know, the only way to write is to write. But I know you’re busy with your art, too. However, if you haven’t yet, check out Tami’s site she has tons of article and links to inprise and motivate you.On Twitter: @

  2. Thanks Marthe! I think I’m about as ready as I’ll ever be. Ah how exciting I’m denitabg whether I’m going to the local kick-off event. It would be nice to meet the other crazies, but I know I’d be too distracted to actually get work done. We’ll see!

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