MY MAGIC WAND
I love writing with a pencil! I use an old-fashioned wooden pencil. It’s the same type I used when I was a kid. In this age of computers and electronic gadgets, there is something magic about a wooden pencil. I think of it as my magic wand.
Every so often I have to stop to sharpen my pencil. This gives me a wee break, from writing, and I marvel at the picture that pencil shavings make.
When I finish a draft in pencil, I may do second and third drafts depending upon what my inner editor says. Most times I just do one draft, and revise when processing the words on a computer.
I also use my pencil to draw and doodle to warm up before writing, or simply to have fun.
When I pick up a pencil, my magic wand, I become a child. I am playful, spontaneous and full of wonder.