Normally, when writing the first draft of a novel, I outline in a spiral notebook and keep notes on index cards as I write to remind me of things I need to take care of or pay special attention to later on in the novel's first or later drafts.
Sometimes, when a computer isn't handy, I'll write a scene or two by hand. Then, when I get the chance, I type (okay, word process) it into the most recent version/file.
Now, anyone who's seen my handwriting knows it's pretty difficult to read. Not impossible. My wife and my students (after a little practice reading my notes jotted down on their graded assignments) can manage it.
In any case, if you're interested, here's what a handwritten draft looks like.
|Handwritten page from |
Chapter 32 of Soul Forge