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Have you heard of the Freewrite TRAVELER? It is a dedicated writing machine. It uses e-ink and can do nothing more than write. I was hoping to be using it now to write this entry but I am unable to do this.

The first time I ordered one it didn’t arrive. The delivery company, who shall remain nameless, delivered an empty box. Then I got sent a replacement but the ‘e’, and a few other keys aren’t working. An ‘e’ is rather important to the English language.

So I am going to have to make a third attempt – fingers crossed!

I have thought about getting one of these devices for a while. It was the price that was stopping me. One of these is £344 which is a lot of money.

As many a reviewer points out a low end laptop can be bought for that. The question then becomes why pay more for something that does less?

What finally brought me to the decision was enforced productivity – and having a devise that is just for writing.

Will power is a good thing to have. However sometimes the best way to win is not to fight. Sun Tzu said something like that. So if you know that chocolate is too much to resist then don’t keep it in the house.

I shouldn’t keep chocolate in the house but that is a different story.

I am really bad at continuing to edit and thus never make any progress. I also get sucked into research. You know how it is. All you want to do is find the name of a city in Uzbekistan. Next thing you know you are down a rabbit hole reading about… well I am sorry I don’t know anything about the history of Uzbekistan.

The point is that distractions come in many forms. With a Freewrite the possibility of distraction is removed. I am not fighting against anything being distracted. I have no choice but to write.

That is the theory at least. When the fully functional device arrives hopefully the theory will hold.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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