Week Notebook Project // Before

A few months ago I did a project called "Notebook Experiment" where I started carrying a notebook around with me everywhere I went to try and write more. It was a great success - during my travels I would often stop and take sometime to write, or in normal life if I ever had a thought or idea or observed something I thought was interesting I would quickly jot it down. The main brilliance was in it's convenience - it was always in my pocket. After returning home, however, my project fell apart a little bit. There are two reasons: 1) I don't really leave my house very often in my normal life, and so I wasn't going out, notebook in hand, ready to write. I haven't been taking much inspiration from my house, and so my notebook sat alone, and 2) it's summer, it's hot, and I can't wear the jacket with the pocket that fits the book and pen. (A logistical but legitimate issue.)

I've decided to do another project! I have a small Moleskin notebook that is currently perfectly empty, and I am going to give myself one week to fill it. I'm hoping that this will make me more aware of writing, will boost my focus on writing, and will remind me that even at home (where I'll be spending most of this week) I can be productive!

When the week is up I'll post an update on how it went, with a few select pictures of written pages! I hope you're excited, because I definitely am!

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WEEKLY WRITING PROJECT OF DESPERATION

Well. It's come to this. I want to write more. But that isn't going to happen unless I WRITE MORE. So, because I'm out of ideas and constantly crunched for time, this is what we're going to do.

Every. Single. Week. EVERYSINGLEWEEK. You're going to get a new story from me.

Wanna be frank? Most of them will probably be awful. They'll be underdeveloped and a bunch of them will be written in a flurry of "OHIFORGOTTOWRITEMYSTORY" madness, but that's okay because some of them will be great. And all of them will be writing. They'll all come from a part of my mind. They'll all express something I wanted to share. They'll all be ideas that I can then decide whether or not to continue to develop or to throw away away away away away.

We're going to be kind to Ariel. If she misses a Tuesday you'll get it on Wednesday, cause sometimes life happens. But I'm committing.

Get ready.