August 23rd, 2004

Macbeth the Usurper

Writing

As I've been doing some pen writing again, I am reminded that I've really been pen shopping for the last three years. That's how long I've been pen and paper scripting. I changed back to pen-and-paper because I wanted to write and feel hindered at going back and re-editing. I wanted forward momentum. This was the easiest way to do it. I was also determined to produce a book on a small budget. Writing is a cheap hobby. All you need is pen and paper.

Now that I'm into fountain pens, I remember that I've been looking for a good writer for a while. I did find some wonderful rollerballs, but only half of the pack wrote well. The other half wrote scratchy and skippy. Not fun. So here I am now, having fun looking for yet more pens.

I must confess, I've been the type to lust over pens in the pen aisle. Ya. Now, my pen aisle has gotten bigger.

I still prefer to write longhand these days. I don't enjoy being behind a computer nearly as much. I write differently when I'm behind a computer. There is just something different about my cognition. I think that the computer is inherently distracting. Email. Livejournal. News. They all call to me. A pad of paper, in comparison, just sits there until I fill it.

I guess a good question for the community: What do you write with and why?