“I am agog! I am aghast!”

When the bullet journal experiment began just a short couple of days ago, I wasn’t

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expecting there to be much difference in how my time was managed and how the day of writing and chores/errands/phone calls, etc., would go.  The bullet journal is helping me keep track of everything going on in a day and also gives me the ego-boosting pleasure of marking things off a list that has been done.  The hardest part, right now, is putting down unnecessary items just so there will be the pleasure of marking it off – completed!


So, has the bullet journal helped me with keeping track of my writing and editing?  Yes!  Each day I put down the chapter I want to work on and I don’t worry about any other chapters except that one.  In the notebook I keep for each writing project, I have sort of done a bullet journal format, almost.  Facts and notes are a lot easier to find any reference to see if I am keeping everything cohesive and orderly.  For example:  How did I describe ‘Joe’?  I find Joe in the notebook and there is his description, what chapter it was written in, and maybe a couple of fun facts about him.  OK – the descriptions match.  Going on.

I also believe the journal I am using is part of the success of this.  It is a loose-leaf journal, which means if I need to move pages around I can.  It is also much easier to add pages in a section of notes than a bound journal or notebook.

This is the journal I am using:

maleden journalIt is from Maleden, as you can see.  They are very reasonable on Amazon, and it isn’t difficult at all to get refills for it.  This one was a gift from one of my sisters for Christmas.  It has journeyed about with me quite a lot, actually.  The minute I decided on doing a journal for notes, I knew this one would be perfect.  However, I missed having it with me so I could jot notes, thoughts, ideas, questions, etc., I just received a second one in the mail just a few days ago:  I bought another one!  This one is blue, but that’s the only difference in the two.  I can’t say enough good about these little journals – well, not too small, about 5X7 – they are really tough!

Here’s hoping your writing day was successful, and your life was grand!


About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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