Tonight on Instagram slicer Michelle Haseltine posted a picture of her 72nd notebook! I find this amazing. I've dabbled and if I made up my own definition for dabble it would say - short burst of activity, good intentions, hopeful thoughts, inconsistent execution.
I had ambitions of using a notebook this year while slicing daily. Last year I faithfully did my collecting and drafts on paper first which really helped my publishing/blogging. Instead of trying to write/revise/publish in one sitting I felt it gave me time to write and then I would revise some within the notebook and as I typed my post some revisions might happen. I might write in my notebook earlier in the day and sometimes it was right before I typed but either way it always went in a notebook first. I liked being able to look back and see my daily entries in my paper notebook as I contemplated slicing this year. It really gave me the nudge to join again. I even have a new notebook to use personally and one for school topics. I carry them with me everywhere but I'm not using them very well. Maybe just sharing my thinking here will bring those notebooks out more tomorrow or maybe tonight. I have an idea for a future slice or post and if I don't write it down, I might forget.
When I went to link Michelle's blog above I read today's post - Am I a Writer?, I felt like she wrote it just for me today. You must stop by and read it.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for organizing the Slice of Life Story Challenge.