Hey everyone! So I am still trying to figure out how to get back into my blog using my computer so this is being written on my phone.
A week or so ago I posted a picture of my new writing journal on my Instagram and someone asked what I do with a writing journal. What it is and what it's used for. I thought it was a great question because some people, including new writers, have no idea of the benefits of having a journal devoted to writing related things.
I've always had a writing journals to a certain degree. I didn't start writing in a journal until about a year ago when one of my friends gave me this adorable journal. It was big enough for me to fit lots on the pages but small enough to fit in my purse. I carried that thing everywhere and wrote everything in there.
But before that I awesome journal I scribbled ideas and plot structures and character developments onto whatever I could find. Let's just say I lost quite a few notes that way. So now I have one journal, usually small enough to fit in my purse, and that is where I do everything.
But every writer's journal is different. Some sketch in theirs or actually write their story in their notebook. I use it to write down lists and important information I don't want to forget. Mine is pretty much stuffed with the odds and ends of my thoughts.
It's also extremely helpful to just the one notebook that are filled with all your story notes instead of having scraps of paper or several different unfinished notebooks that contain important information about your book and characters. I'm a fairly organized person but I forget things easily (I'm practically a human version of Dory) and I lose things pretty easily too. So to have this one journal that is always with me and that I can put everything in helps to keep me and my books and writing process more organized.
So go out and get a pretty journal. One with a cool cover and pretty pages. A journal that you just have to have, one that inspires you and makes you happy whenever you open it. And then get writing. Cram as many words as you can in there.
Thanks for reading everyone! Sorry it's a short post and not as well done as my other ones but writing on my phone is not ideal for me.
Hope you all have a great rest of the week!
What do you use to keep track of all your writerly thoughts? A notebook? Sticky notes? A binder?