I remember writing my stories by hand. I still do. I haven't used a pencil in a very long time for writing my stories but a pen is always handy.
In honor of NATIONAL PENCIL DAY, I challenge you to do one of two things... or both!
1 - Write an entire scene with PENCIL and paper. How does it affect your process?
2 - Have a pencil be part of one of your character's tools. Does the heroine always have a pencil stuck in her 'messy hair - don't care' persona? Maybe your hero is a construction worker or carpenter. They usually always have a 'carpenter's pencil' somewhere at hand.
UNPLUG and pull out your pencil...