I'll tell you a little secret. The item in the photo below (no, not the begonia rescued from my garden in a sleet storm, because I just couldn't let it get zapped, since Gabi and my mother-in-law bought it for me in the hospital when Ray was born, I'm talking about the journal, that black object) is something you can write poems in! And here's the good part: you don't have to log into it, and it isn't encrypted, and it probably wouldn't be the end of the world if you splashed a little diet coke on it.
Isn't that amazing? I've had this goal of writing longhand more often, and over the weekend I had all these ideas for a poem, but no time to boot my laptop. In approximately thirty-two minutes, when office hours are over, I will close my door and open the black journal and start typing up the poem. Wow!
Two possible downsides:
a) I keep worrying that I will lose it (and I can't back it up on the server).
b) I keep having mini panic attacks thinking it's my wallet sitting somewhere it doesn't belong.
I used to have a series of little black notebooks for writing stuff down on the bus or train, but in the absence of public transport I've gotten away from it.
What about you? Longhand or typed, or both?