I like to write. It doesn't really matter what it is that I am writing as long as I enjoy the feel of the pen I could just keep going. I will say that my favorite thing to write is personal correspondence. Nothing beats a real letter delivered right to your mailbox. Nothing seems quite as delightful as opening a letter from a friend or loved one. They have taken time and thought to actually write something down and then to send it. I love letters - sending and receiving. My husband will tell you that I have a fascination with stamps, too. It's true. Not that I collect them but I love to buy the different designs to send out. While I love the traditional "flag" stamps and all that they stand for, I really love to find the different designs and put a little something extra on my letters. While most would never notice the extra touch, I always look at the stamp.
While I was explaining to my husband reasons I like to write I think I started to sound a bit fanatical. It's more the experience and satisfaction of writing than the final product really. I like the sound of a mechanical pencil on paper (which was probably the only thing that really got me through me college calculus class!) I love the feel of the pen in my hand. I love the thought of a nicely picked piece of stationary and how my colored Sharpie pen glides across with each stroke. I like the look, the sound, the feel. The smell of a Sharpie is not always so delightful, though... but it doesn't deplete the experience one bit.
Along with writing I love to type. Matt recently bought me a new laptop computer and I am simply in love with the keyboard. I love the way the keys feel and the sounds they make as I click, click, click away. It's the experience indeed. I like to write e-mails. Although, these days I don't seem quite as on top of it as I used to be. The downside for me in typing is that my mind moves much faster than my fingers. I will think that I have typed out a particular word only to go back and find several missing! I do have my share of typos. Maybe that will work itself out someday. Such is life, I suppose. But that is when I can be thankful for spell check and the "discipline" of proof-reading.
So, for some it's the end product of writing that is the great satisfaction. While I do like the end product I greatly enjoy the experience much more. For me the end product is a nice little perk.
I like paper goods, ultra-fine tip Sharpie markers, blue pens, stamps, Hallmark seals, mechanical pencils, my blog, my journal, and obviously words. What more can I say?