Thursday, June 9, 2016

How Do You Write?

I love my laptop and modern technology. Most of my writing is actually done in my head so by the time I get to the process of writing it down, I simply start with my laptop and type it out. I love the convenience of being able to see exactly how many words and pages I have.

But, there are times when only pencil and paper will do.

I recently fractured my thumb, making typing challenging. When a writing idea recently struck, I had no choice but to go to pencil and paper to write it down. Now, this writing project has become larger than I first anticipated and because I started it with pencil and paper, that's how I have to continue.

And it has to be in pencil, not pen.
And it has to be a mechanical pencil.
And it has to be on a white legal pad.
And it has to be in longhand, not printed.
And it has to be on my giant, old wooden desk.

As a writer, I guess this shows I have a few idiosyncrasies.
What about you?

Write often.
Write well.
Just write.
~Tricia