Why I love, and yet hate, my spiral notebook.

I love my spiral notebook. There are many reasons why. No battery to die. I don’t have to turn it on. And the greatest, even if it breaks you can fix it with tape.

But there are some negatives, like needing a seperate light source, writers cramp, or even getting a pen stuck in the binding.

To my mind nothing compares for begining a book. Character maps and timelines seem to come together much easier if I write them by hand. But I couldn’t imagine living in Mark Twains time, writing manuscripts on unlined paper. Especially not with my chicken scratch.

I am young though, I grew up in the rise of the computer. I’m the kid that taught teachers how to use the internet. So maybe I’m just spoiled, and the stories would’ve come anyways. But I do know the work would be harder without my spiral notebook.

Sara should have another post up this week. Poor woman hasn’t been feeling well the past week, but I’m hoping she can shake it off. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

5 thoughts on “Why I love, and yet hate, my spiral notebook.

  1. I love notebooks. I’ve got searevl of them at home, crowding my desk and filled with all sorts of ideas. Sometimes I buy notebooks even if the old ones aren’t full yet. I think I have more notebooks than my brother who’s still in school. I write when I’m commuting, or at odd times when I’m out of the house. I don’t think I look weird at all :pThere are times though, that I’d forget that I wrote something down that I want to post or explore at a more in-depth level. What I do is I’ll create a reminder on my mobile and set the alarm at a time when I know I’ll be home or have time to focus on that idea. Works great in helping me accomplish things and not keep ideas stuck in the backburner.


  2. I love my spiral notebooks! Seem to allow freer flow of thoughts for me…although I’m pretty sure I’m a little older than you and not as efficient with the ol’ keyboard 🙂


  3. I had kids like you in my classes, too. I don’t know how I’d have coped without them before I finally left for good. (I hate the word ‘retired!). You know how the saying goes about teaching an old dog new tricks , , ,


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