I love journalling in beautiful notebooks. However much of my journalling fell by the wayside during this last year, when writing the first draft of my memoir took precedence. Typing the draft directly into the computer was quicker than handwriting it and then typing it up later, so I chose to do the former.
At times I’ve wondered how different my first draft would have been had I written it by hand. Maybe it would have had more emotion in it. Why? Because streams of consciousness writing uses the creative intuitive part of the brain, whereas I suspect a person who types on a keyboard uses a different part of their brain. Never mind. I can add more feeling and depth to subsequent drafts, of which, I think, there will be many.