The small pleasures of office supplies: notebook edition

1I have to confess, it is hard to return to blogging after a long absence. It was not easy before either, but this time I feel so out of touch with my own … blogging voice, let’s call it (what I mean is that I don’t know what to write about). So when I come up with one idea, I milk it to death. Serializing is the best way of getting as much as possible from one small, lonely thought, isn’t it? Sorry.

So, notebooks. Right. A few weeks ago I went to a craft supplies store to buy something that I don’t remember right now and I noticed these small notebooks in the art section (the thin purple one in the picture). I decided on the spot that they would be excellent for jotting down the basics of the book I am writing now, like the evolution of characters, and title ideas, and inspiring stories or facts. Because I get to throw myself into working on the book for ten minutes at a time only, with vast empty spaces in between, and I forget. Ideas come and go and the book remains largely untouched. Here it to hoping that I can stay more focused now, and I can actually finish this thing. Dream big, they say.

I don’t know if I can recommend the technique. It does feel like just another way to avoid actually opening the Word document and working on the actual text. It does seem like a good idea though, so I’m keeping at it for now.

And because I feel generous today, although completely uninspired to write anything good myself, I am offering you a link to the post about Moleskine notebooks on the Stuff White People Like website.

4 thoughts on “The small pleasures of office supplies: notebook edition

  1. I really hope your stationary inspires some wonderful writing – I think a new notebook is quite a lovely thing.

    I make notebooks out of old printouts and I pilfer school exercise books from my kids. I don’t remember the last time I bought myself a nice notebook. I just scribble the ideas down on anything and tape them together. New to me, though, eh?

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