Between The Covers- My Writing Journals
In the past year I’ve developed a daily writing practice. Today I want to tell you about my journals.
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.