Journaling

My creative writing has stalled, however I have been writing in my journal. Dreams, thoughts on our crazy election, hopes, daily events, anything that crossed my mind crossed my page. I have found when I journal my creative writing dies down. In fact I think I’ve blogged about this in the past. This is may or may not be a common thing with a lot of writers. I don’t know. This is the first year in a while where I have filled a journal and started a new one before the year was up. A new thing I started writing on the front and back of my pages. Using the fountain pens has increased my desire to write and the thicker journal paper is well suited to the fountain pen ink. 

I have a new journal I got for my birthday and I had thought about using it for bullet journaling. However the notebook I am currently using still has plently of space left so it isn’t an immediate need. And of course my first thought is new story. Except I have 4 stories already in progress. Sheesh I remember when I struggled to hold an idea past a couple of pages. Now I can’t seem to stick with one long enough to write the darn thing. That is another post for another day. 

Another thought I had is use it for a catch all story notes, plots, ideas, anything that catches my attention. Only problem with that is EVERY notebook I have serves this function to some degree or another. I did not mean for this to become a whine session. My aplogies. 

Cheers on this chilly evening and I will return to my normal blogging schedule on Thursday. james

Bullet Journaling: Update

http://www.bulletjournal.com

The aforementioned website is where I got my start with bullet journaling. I saw a post on the Innovative Journaling’s facebook group. Very cool group dedicated to journaling, writing and fountain pens, all brought together by IJ founder Arthur Scharf. I posted on my start last week. 

I have been doing this for a week now. Some things I like, some I’m not really sure of, and some are my own personalizations. On the website it says try it for a month. And I seem to feel like things are getting done. Still learning and the Index makes lots of sense, its just getting used to a different way of thinking and working.
Do you bullet journal, or use another manner of keeping up with day to day life? Feel free to share.

Cheers on this stormy evening, james