Alright who writings by hand these days? For years I’ve only written by hand occasionally when I have a quick idea or inspiration hits and I’m no where near my computer. But recently it’s seemed like I would get bored writing and things weren’t coming. I’d spend a long time just tapping the keys on my keyboard without actually hitting any. But about a month and a half ago I got this random idea for a Sci Fi story and decided to write down the idea in my notebook. And since then I haven’t stopped.
I’m discovering that my writing seems to flow better when I write by hand. Maybe it’s the slower pace, or perhaps it’s the physical aspect, I’m not sure. Or it could just be that I’m not distracted by the internet lol. Whatever the case, I’m really getting into it.
My sister is under the impression that I’m a “romantic,” a nice way of saying old fashioned, because I’ve been writing by hand and obviously, it’s slower. I had to explain to her that when you’re a writer you’ll do anything that actually gets you writing. After all handwriting may be slower, but it’s a whole lot faster than not writing. I think she understands better now, even if she’s still shaking her head at me XD
I do find irony in the fact that I decided to go old school to write a Sci Fi. I mean honestly, why didn’t I start writing by hand when I was working on my prehistoric novel?…Though if I wanted to be accurate I’d probably have been scribbling my story out on a cave wall. So on second thought I’m happy I stuck with the computer on that one.
So word of advise, try changing the medium you use for writing from time to time. It could be that you need a change to attain a new prospective.