I'm forever writing myself notes, but my handwriting is so bad that, unless I transfer the information into my computer within a very short space of time, I have no chance of deciphering what I've written! Other people don't require the time lapse; my writing is a mystery to anyone else, even as the words fall gracelessly from my pen.
I often wake up during the night when my subconscious forces me awake with an idea or solution to something I've been wrestling with, but I've had to give away the bedside notepad; it's pure scrawl in the morning.
I envy those whose handwriting is not merely legible, but, as in the case of my late father, has an elegance and style that imbues the page with an arresting dimension over and above the words themselves. It's a beautifully individual human quality.
As a matter of interest, or trivia.. I don't know whether you know of Dawn French in Canada. She's an English comedic actress, famous for programmes like "The French and Saunders show", and more latterly, "The Vicar of Dibley". She's also married to Lenny Henry, an equally well known UK stage and TV comedian.
Anyway...Dawn French recently released her latest book, called "A Tiny Bit Marvellous". While watching her being interviewed on TV, I was surprised to hear that she wrote the book, and in fact everything ese she's done, entirely by hand.
I guess that would be one way of avoiding the accusations that are often levelled at celebrity writers; that what is presented as 'all my own work' is more often the work of ghost writers.