There's a certain organic connection between hand, writing instrument, and paper that is simply impossible to replicate. I suppose now with the tablet and stylus combination that you can approximate that action, but it's not the same relationship. It's far easier for me to write digitally, but I miss the days when notebooks were my best friend and I wouldn't have dared open up a digital document in order to jot something down!
Perhaps I am but a throwback to days of yore when Dear Diaries were in every girl's bedroom waiting to be stolen by the nosy little brother or sister to learn their sibling's deepest darkest secrets. For myself, they were safe houses for all the little things I never wanted anyone else to know. I had a lot of diaries.
I never addressed my diary, though. That always seemed a bit silly to me. I certainly addressed entries, but to actual people that actually existed within the confines of my daily life. Of course, I wrote things in these secret diary letters that I would've never actually said!
Maybe, one day, I will actually post some of the better passages of my handwritten scribblings. I don't think many of them are that good. I don't think there's much worth publishing there. Of course, I'll do my usual polishing on anything that I post live. I am quite the perfectionist!
What do you prefer: handwritten or digital?
With great care and affection for my fellow scribblers...
~ Phoenix <3