I realized that Wednesday was the one-year mark for how long I’ve been writing in my blue coil notebook.
Just eyeballing it, it looks like I’ve filled a little less than half of the book. Since the last notebook was filled in two years, it seems I’m right on track. Except that I haven’t written more than two words in the past month and a half (the two words being “Chapter” and “18”).
Just thought I’d make a note of it.
As a writer, I get a lot of notebooks as gifts because people don’t know enough about me to think of anything better. This has resulted in my accumulating some ideas for how to fill them.
- Of course the first one is to fill it with a story. This is the notebook idea that changed my life. It feels good to write a story longhand.
- Sometimes it’s nice to keep a journal of sorts. Maybe just a log to keep track of your activities, or a diary if it’s more personal. These things are great to look back on, like time capsules.
- Some of my smaller or cheaper notebooks I carry around to jot down any ideas or write lists in. They’re portable and flexible.
- Hey, these are notebooks. Why not take them to class and use them for notes? It’s just the most obvious use for them.
- Last but not least, draw in your notebooks. Whether the pages are lined or not, it can be relaxing to scribble on some paper.