I've had conversations with people who say, "I've been working on this for 12 hours" and I think, "yep, that's about right".
This is an interesting perspective, if only because it seems I spend much longer trying to develop something. Though if you condense the time, hours actually spent it's probably within that range.
It might be different than what you were getting at, though (Haha.)
i am a hybrid, i guess. i hate typing on my phone, so i constantly carry a notebook and pen/pencil around with me. you never know when you need to write something down, whether inspiration is striking or you run across a quote or poem that you want to keep close. i handwrite my daily journal and tankas as well.
when i'm at home, especially if i am working on a long project, i will type. at home, i have access to multiple devices that include a full size keyboard that doesn't require typing with thumbs. which pleases me greatly.
is short, i write with what is available to me. it really makes no difference to me.
Very true, and I often get ideas at random. Usually when I'm completely engaged with something else (being at my job, driving, etc.)
When did you get into writing tankas, and have they proved helpful?
Mixed results ... if I write something in form I can get something out at the other end. I've also just done a flurry of Haikus but ... although I'm pleased with them I'd like to be able to do something with metre.
The other aspect of the mixed results is the elephant's graveyard of unfinished poems.
I've actually wanted to make a regular habit, or exercise, in writing short pieces. Whether haiku, another form, or without following any. If only to remain stimulated and flexible with ideas, or imagery.
Have you explored metre previously, or interested in any particular format? It's something I wish to learn also.
Indeed... sometimes it takes time understanding what being said, though, while also giving sufficient attention and patience regardless of how long, or briefly, we spend writing.
I frequently have unfinished drafts, but I've noticed recent ones tend to be further developed than I used to leave them (when writing was hit-or-miss,) and are more likely to be completed eventually.
I jot down ideas when they come - I hold onto old envelopes and things like that just for that purpose. So far, I think of one or two words at a shot, then have a googledoc I transfer all the ideas to. From there, I pick whichever is demanding attention and work in it that way. And it takes a lot of refining, which I find best on the computer.
Another relatable experience, and it's rather freeing to jot down ideas at random. Without any further expectation, unless it happens to fit something being currently worked on.
And keeping everything organized is extremely helpful, if only to avoid the hegemony of writing scattered in ten thousand places (Haha.)