Part of me, like someone in the comments, wants to quibble over the use of the word “writing” in this context, but you can’t argue with the results in the least. In the end, it is all about storytelling and sharing those stories, not about the mechanism for getting the first draft down.
Back in 2000, when I began to write Hidden Empire, the first volume in the Saga of Seven Suns, I went to hike a nice local trail leading up to the Palmer Lake Reservoirs; on that day and that trail, armed with my microcassette recorder, I wrote the first three chapters.
Hoping to recapture that magic, I did the same this time. With my notes in hand for the first few chapters in The Dark Between the Stars, I hit the Reservoir trail, digital recorder in hand technology upgrade. I was ready to go, with 130 chapters ahead of me.
File this under “another approach to try when writing it down slows down the story telling.” (Maybe that’s too long of a file label?)