I find myself gravitating more towards pen and paper and away from writing on the computer.
It might be that it’s too easy to get distracted while on the computer. With the internet and tumblr and video games, sometimes it’s just not possible for my brain to focus on the act of typing and creating.
With pen and paper, I doodle more. I make lists and I draw and I write bits and scraps of things that wander through my head, and it’s nice.
I can cover the entire paper in nothing but doodles of boxes, and that’s ok. It isn’t as aggravating as staring at a blinking cursor in a word processor – knowing that you’ve got nothing to say. Because I know I can take those scraps and bits of text and maybe put them together into something later. Or have one little line of text spark a whole page of thoughts pouring out, and that’s ok, too.
Scraps of text on a screen aren’t as movable or as flexible.
And I’m reminding myself that is ok. That it is ok to use both. Or just one. Or even go back and forth within the same hour.
How do you write? What do you write?