And then I got bored.
And then I heard an author say we should write the way we feel most comfortable: at the computer, by hand in a cozy chair, in turquoise ink if that’s what gets our creativity flowing. If you need to write on big sheets of paper in crayon, she said, then that’s what you should do.
I didn’t switch to paper and crayon, but I did buy some font programs, and ever since, I’ve written my books on the computer in funky fonts in funky colors. I prefer handwriting fonts, large ones that I can see easily with weakened eyes, and bright shades.
It’s not the weirdest part of my creative process, but I like it. It’s relaxing in a way, less formal. After all, how much stress can you find in paper and crayon?