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Between The Covers- My Writing Journals

October 3, 2014 | 7 Comments

In the past year I’ve developed a daily writing practice. Today I want to tell you about my journals.
My three journals for daily writing practice My first journal was a gift, and had sat on a bookshelf in three different houses, collecting dust year after year. It’s brown, with “Journal” stamped on the cover, gold-leafed edges, and a satin ribbon bookmark. It seemed too precious to use, and it was hard to take a pen to it! “I am afraid” were the first words written, in pink ink, on a slick, cream page. It took me five months and two days to fill.

My second journal was a gift as well. It’s a black Moleskine with an elastic closure. There’s a pocket in the back which remains empty. In seven months I am only half-way through the pages. This journal has smaller spacing than the first, and thinner paper. I’m unsure if I’ll continue writing in it, because…

I’ve now been writing for a year, and today I chose a new journal to celebrate that accomplishment. I went to The Tattered Cover and perused the shelves for an hour, at which point I had a lineup of five contenders. In the end, I chose a soft brown notebook with “Journal” stamped on the cover. It has creamy pages and a satin ribbon bookmark. I am excited to continue my daily writing journey within.

Today’s post was inspired by the Write Alm prompt, cyclical. You can find October writing prompts by clicking the button below.

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  1. I know how it feels when it’s a new journal and you don’t want to write in it…which is silly because that’s its purpose, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve a few like that, just waiting for the ‘perfect’ time to write in them (silly hobbit!). I need to just pull one out and start; it’s been too long since I’ve put pen to paper and I miss it.

    • Angie

      Pip, have you heard of Wreck This Journal? I really want one!
      I struggle with scarcity. Steve reminded me yesterday as I fretted over choosing the perfect journal, that this is not the last journal I’ll ever own! I often raise the stakes so high that I become inactive.
      I hope you get pen to paper soon! Thank you for reading and commenting! XO

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