Like any reader/ writer/ blogger/ person in general probably, I have an abundance of notebooks. Some are fuller than others, some are completely blank, some have writing from years and years ago that I know I’ll never finish but I have some I continuously use… and two I should really use more.
I have a couple different blogging notebooks for different things.
Yellow= book recommendations to me, some TBRs, tag answers, some job interview stuff from when I was still job searching because this notebook was always within my reach during that time.
Purple= This is the one I’m using to plan out my new blogging series. I have a list of general topics and then the research, lists, more details about the posts.
Black= My more recent blogging notebook. It’s a lot easier to carry and there’s a pocket in the front. I normally use this one now, but I’m still working through some stuff in the yellow one.
Watercolor= This includes all of my notes on how I felt about books (generally ARCs) that I plan on reviewing, and notes on books I know it’s going to take a while before I can get to the sequels so I can look back on them. To be honest I don’t generally use this notebook because I don’t really like writing book reviews but when I do I will write them right away. This is for when I’m not by my computer/ when I’m in non-wifi zones.
I have two different journals. Both of which I really should use more. I don’t particularly like writing in them but I love looking back. I’ve tried doing the question a day journals and the really structured ones I fail at. And freeform ones I don’t have motivation to write in them.
The Harry Potter journal I got at the London Studio Tour and that is the one I just write whatever in. It’s filled with rants from my last year of college but I haven’t written in it since January…. Whoops. And that post is saying I’m going to attempt to write in it more often.
The 52 weeks one is the one I used until March! I was pretty on track with all of the lists for the first couple months and then just stopped. I don’t even know why. I just forgot one week and then never started up again.
This one is all of the notes I’m taking as I’m learning how to code so that I don’t forget it all or can look back when I need to know how to do something specific. I have different tabs for different kinds of coding. I’m actually surprised at how neatly everything is written. I learned that the hard way when I took a coding class in college. My notes are generally messy. But that is not really a good thing when it comes to coding so even when I add things in I make sure it looks good.
This is the current notebook I’m using for writing. I have some ideas from way back when written in here but I’m trying to get back into writing so this is my ideas and outlines. Then I write books on my laptop because I hate copying over handwriting. Right now I’m brainstorming characters and plots because I kind of want to do NaNoWriMo but I also have barely written in five years.
What do you put in your notebooks? Do you have a lot of them or just a couple?