Week 20 – MFRW 52-week Blog Challenge week 20: Does journal keeping help with the writing process?
This will be a very short post for me. I don’t journal so I guess my answer is for me no,
I see all of these people that do these cool bullet journals or BuJos and have considered it, but I stay so unfocused and chase enough squirrels I don’t need another.
I do have a small notepad I guess you could call a journal that I keep lists in. It is divided and the first section I use to make a list of my lists. I do have notes for daily, weekly and monthly to dos in that.
I do have a series bible for each series where I keep notes on characters, settings, ideas, etc
and a notebook for each book I write with the same that way if I get an idea I can quickly find my proper notebook and get it in there and find it when the time comes. That’s as close to a journal as I get. Maybe I can get some cute washi tape and stickers to decorate them like a journal lol… See what I mean about chasing squirrels?
Lets go see what the other authors think about journals.
|1.Forming a Habit with Journaling||2.Journaling – A Thought or Two|
|3.Journaling to Understand Myself and My Characters||4.“Dear Diary. . . “|
|5.Journaling and why I’m an idiot #MFRWauthor||6.Journals Helping Fiction – Kate Hill|
6 responses to “I don’t need another squirrel to chase. #MFRWauthor #writing #blogging #shiny”
I’m with you on the notebooks. I tried keeping everything in Scrivener, but I need that physical entity to organize my squirrel brain–like remembering which nut I’ve stored where.Happy weekend!
You sound like me. I do use Scrivener for the freedom of the split screen and rewrites but I have the notebook for my lists and keeping things handy and in case I lose my files. ( I am so bad about backing up.
I agree with you on this. Even blogging takes focus away from writing books.
It does. I try to schedule most of my blog work and other nonwriting work and my PA work on the weekend when I can. I try to do it a couple of hours each day then have the rest of the day for housework or family or now yard and garden
I love the “lists for your lists.”
It is funny but sometimes OCD really sucks. You would think my house is perfect and spotless but it so is not Maybe some day.