This week’s addict wrote a blog post called A Pile of Notebooks, including the photo and excerpt below:
I love notebooks, I love the possibilities that a new notebook holds; the clean blank pages, the elastic band that holds it closed, the ribbon page marker. But, being an obsessive-compulsive, each entry would have to be perfect for me to keep the artefact in its whole state, which is tricky considering I still edit poems from 20 years ago.
So, I buy beautiful notebooks that I can’t use. I only use spiral bound notebooks that can have pages ripped out without affecting the bind and opposing pages. I keep all drafts digitally, which brings about my next OCD issue – every week or so I reformat the USB stick that holds all my writing and completely revamp my filing system.
It’s an interesting work method… and a really great stack of notebooks!