This week’s Blogging Insights asks the question:
Do you write directly on a device? Are you old school, do you write on paper first? Do you re-draft? If so, how many times?
If it’s for a blog post, I will type directly on my laptop. I’ve tried other methods over the years – type it using my phone, hand-write it using my phone’s keyboard but nothing is quicker and with less error than typing on a physical keyboard.
If it’s not for a blog post or a blog post I want to break into parts, then I will either write it in my notebook first before typing it in a Word document or I’ll type directly in a Word document. I think this mostly apply to the A-Z challenge, which I tend to finish early each year so I don’t panic in the last moment as my work life is overly busy so I try to write as many posts as I can in my spare time and then just schedule them to be posted later.
Do I re-draft?
Lately, I guess I have been re-drafting my flash-fiction pieces to be posted on my archive blog. As I click on each post and copy them over, I find myself reading and correcting some of the awkward grammar while asking myself, how in the world did I come up with that? It feel so strange yet thrilling to find these nuggets of surprise in my old posts because it gets me questioning my psyche when I wrote the piece.