Notebook Addict of the Week: Not So Very Ordinary Girl

This week’s addict was doing some spring cleaning:

The strangest part of this clean-up has been all of the notebooks. I have dozens of notebooks and journals.

Many are blank, so my message to you is this: do not buy me a notebook or journal of any kind for the next 10 years. I don’t need it. But the rest are filled with everything from college notes (rare) to the starts of short stories (less rare) to OHMYGOD THE WORST POETRY IN THE WORLD. It’s awful. It’s so awful.

Now that is a bit “ordinary,” I’d say! I’m sure we all have plenty of embarrassing poetry, drawings and other stuff in our many notebooks!

via Not So Very Ordinary Girl: Day 72: Things I don’t need.

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3 Responses to “Notebook Addict of the Week: Not So Very Ordinary Girl”

  1. I totally relate to this. I am attracted to notebooks of all kinds and start writing in them and then toss them to use another and another… I have to stop myself from buying new ones when I’m at Barnes and Noble or Staples or Office Max.
    Most of my notebooks and journals are unfinished, but I just love having a collection of them to look back on and find tidbits of brilliance that I can then take and start writing again.

  2. You made me laugh with your comment about the journals containing the “worst poetry in the world.” I certainly have some of those. I figure if we practice enough, though, it wll get better….!

    Good for you on rounding up all the journals. Imagine having the time to write enough to fill them all!

  3. Oh man, I relate to having embarrassing stuff in old notebooks. It’s certainly the case with me. All my first fanfictions are in a few old Mead notebooks in my room…I take them out when I want to see how far I’ve come (or need a good, hearty chuckle). It’s really terrible, and I’d never show it to anyone else–but we all start somewhere, right? :)

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