So this post’s topic was born out of laziness on my part. I needed to write my blog, but I couldn’t be bothered getting my computer. My notepad was near by so I figured it was easier to locate a pen and jot down notes and type later. WRONG!
When I went back later to type it I realized my fatal error, I was double handling my work. Not only that, but I had missed words while writing and some of what I had written didn’t make sense. My lazy solution had only made my life harder later. But it did get me thinking. I know people who swear by hand writing their first draft. They claim that it makes them slow down and consider what they write.
After this little exercise, there is no way on earth you could get me to write a story by hand. If there is a computer or tablet, something like that, I’m using it.
But what about writing other things? I write lists so I can get things done. Now these I actually do write by hand and have no hope of converting to a smart phone or tablet. I tried and I just didn’t look at the list. Once again there are people who swear by using their smart phones for list making.
So really, handwriting and computer typing both have their place, like anything in this world. Doesn’t matter which you prefer, so long as you are creating and getting things done.