On the Writing Process

When I set out to do NaBloPoMo this year, I really wanted to get back into the habit of writing everyday.  For the most part it has actually been pretty easy but there are some days when finding the words is difficult.  I have tons of ideas but by the time I get to sit down to write them I am unfocused and tired.  I supposed it is better than running around after Quinlan who has managed to scale everything in the living room and dinning room.

I  have a few drafts that will eventually be something, and I am hand writing my blog to inspire post about breastfeeding because sometimes I find that the words come easier when using a pen and paper. I even got a few new pens.  I love the feel of a new pen on nice paper.  It inspires me to be a pretty writer, even if not everything is spelled correctly.

Are there some things that you find easier to write with pen and paper?

3 comments to On the Writing Process

  • A personal journal works best with pen & paper. I use to write in a journal up to four times a day in the past but it hasn’t been the same since becoming a mom. Blogging is so much different, because unlike a journal, you offer it to others for reading.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Waiting for the H1N1 vaccine =-.

  • I like to collect journals and pens. I buy them with the plan that I’ll write in them in the evening (usually my plan is to actually map out one of the various novels I’ve started but never finished). The problem is that I hate my handwriting. It’s appallingly messy. Looking at my handwriting makes me irritated because it’s so messy. I could try to write neatly it’s true but it’s much faster to type. So to answer the question – I try to hand-write things from time to time but usually give up in frustration at my ugly hand-writing and now I have stacks of partly used journals collecting dust around my house.
    .-= Marilyn´s last blog ..The Amazing Knee-Walking Girl: Wednesday of Few Words =-.

  • I love writing with pen and paper. I grew up in a house that just had a typewriter. When I was in grade 10, we got an electric typewriter (oooooooo!) and then in grade 12, we got a monitor that turned the typewriter into a wordprocessor/printer. I loved it becasue the screen was black with bright green writing.

    I didn’t get a computer until college, so hitting the pen to paper is more natural to me than typing. I find my thoughts flow more freely and naturally. I often cross things out because I don’t like them. But then, later on, decide that yes, I did like that phrase, or word, and can easily change back to it. I hated the fact that with computers, unless you printed out whatever you were writing, the phrases or words you deleted, were gone forever.

    I love collecting journals, and buy them faster than I can fill them. It’s a bad habit. Same with pens. Love them!!!