(Like I need an excuse to use Bon Jovi lyrics.)
How are we all?
I’m doing pretty well actually! My writing motivation came back the other night! Hurrah! So, I’m writing in my notebook/s again which is a massive relief. especially considering the fact that I have about thirty (yes 30) gel pens to use up before the end of the year. (Bonus points if I do it within six months.)
This is one of my year goals. Much like my notebook a month thing I like to do. I have to fill up another ten notebooks this year if I want to stay on track with that. That sounds a bit daunting actually.
Although, this might be an interesting task, considering the fact that I wouldn’t mind switching to loose leaf paper and a folder (either A5 or A4, I’m not fussed) but if I do that, then I’m not going to get through my notebooks – just a ton of paper. But, upon saying that, I think I could cannibalise and hole punch some of the more “exercise book” style notebooks for one of my A5 binders… Although some sheets may need trimming… Hmm. That’s an idea I think. I’ll put that on my to do list. That’ll give me another project to do.
Yeah, like I need more things to do to keep me away from writing.
I say “more” because I discovered a brilliant series of YouTube tutorials on bookbinding. They look really interesting and I genuinely think that I could make saddle stitched notebooks / memo books. So, I’m really tempted to invest in some needles and some waxed thread, so I can have a go. I can use a push pin to make the threading holes instead of getting an awl. Needles and waxed threads can be reused for something else if I decide not to continue with the memo book making thing. Which I am SO tempted to try.
I’ll keep you updated on that. I might eve take some photos if I manage to make some. I’m really tempted. Not that I need more pocket sized notebooks though, thanks to my Field Notes subscription last year. But erm… Gifts? Randomly giving the gift of note taking! I don’t know, we’ll see how I feel about that.
Ah! I’m reading again. I’ve got three books on the go, but I keep reaching for The Fault in our Stars by John Green, which I got for £3.85 from Tesco last week. Friday I think. I’ve only been reading it since Monday really and I’m a couple of chapters in, but I’m already in love with his writing style and voice and… Everything. It’s like “ugh, gimme more please!” and I haven’t even finished The Fault in our Stars yet. But, yay, reading!
I like the fact that both my reading mojo and my writing mojo have returned. It’s awesome and it makes me happier. So, yay!
What’s been making you guys happy this week? Let me know in the comments!
Also! I’d like to know what your favourite book is! 🙂
Until next week guys!
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