If you're writing a story, do you draft in the computer immediately?

@kharen (1488)
Philippines
August 26, 2008 4:42am CST
I'm just wondering if there are still people like me who wrote their draft of a story in their notebook because they don't have time to sit in front of a computer for some reasons. It's very tiring to do so but I don't have a choice. How about you? Do you write your draft instantly in your computer?
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@likaes (496)
• Singapore
26 Aug 08
Writing drafts in the computer is very convenient, as if I ever change my mind or see a way to make the story better, I can easily go back to the part and edit it. There's a negative side to it too though - changing so easily can make you confused or corner you into a writer's block as every idea that you type down can be instantly erased, deleting ideas that might have seemed bad at first, but could be good. I like to write my drafts in my computer, but write ideas down in my a book.
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@kharen (1488)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
only if i could directly write in our comp too i would..
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
I do that most of the times. I cannot sit in front of the computer because my attention would be diverted to other things and I will forget things that I need to write or I want to write. While sipping coffee on the morning I take some notes on the site I would visit or reviews I am going to make or sometimes I even jot downs possible discussions topics here in mylot.
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@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
10 May 11
No, I don't. I write in my notebook. I know I can take a laptop everywhere, but if my computer fails or gets stolen it will be the end of my draft. I know there are many ways to back up your information, as of now, I don't have anything to back it up, if my computer's drive crashes, or something worst happens, I will have to start over again. I am thinking about writing the final piece, then printing it, and save it in a safe place until is ready to send it to the publishing houses.
@Robin55 (225)
• United States
26 Aug 08
It just depends on what mood I'm in as far as writing directly in the computer or with pen and paper. Many times, my creativity just doesn't want to flow on the computer and so I will work with pen and paper. Even with the advent of laptops, it's not always convenient to take mine with me somewhere and then there's always the whole batterly life thing if I'm somewhere that doesn't have any electrical outlets. Pens and paper doesn't have a battery life so I'll use them much of the time and then transfer it over to the computer where I can make changes if necessary. I keep my paper rendition so that I can refer back to it if necessary. That's just what works best for me.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 08
Hi Kharen, I would do that, if I am travelling and did not bring my laptop with me. However, my writing is so bad that I sometimes can't even decipher it. So it's safer to type my thoughts into the computer and make changes from there!