18 thoughts on “blank: 50/365

  1. Haha. I used to do this too. I personally bought 3 really beautiful and simple Japanese-made journals because I thought they were beautiful. And so… I didn’t want to mess them up by writing in them. Somehow though I went ahead and started about a year and a half ago – in order to start writing fiction by hand (or to get ideas out by hand). I filled one up, then another, now I’m devouring my blank pages. All of them area almost full. I’m not a journaler either, but I’ve learned to start writing by hand and using the elements given me to get my words out. 🙂

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  2. I do that too. And like Megan used to, I don’t want to spoil them by writing something inside that might be unworthy of them. Mine are in desk drawers, though — so as not to remind me they’re still blank.

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  3. It’s funny—I absolutely LOVE journals! I love the covers, the different type pages, just everything, including their purpose! I’ve never been successful at it though. I’ve tried in the long ago past, but can’t make it last. A few days, maybe a week or two—that’s it. So—I never buy them and thank goodness no one buys them for me! I regret not having kept a journal, but I do have something that can at least “bring me back”—my datebooks! I save them all 🙂

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  4. This is such a great post! I am terrible at keeping up with any sort of daily journaling, but I do try to write when I can, and I encourage my kids to do it now (hopefully it will become habit for them!), because I think its a great way to record and interpret what is going on around us!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That is funny! I’ve kept journals since I was a child, but since I started blogging, I rarely write in my journal. I find the old ones useful for remember the mindset of myself as a teen while writing YA.

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      • The biggest reason I would’ve wanted journals from my younger self would be to bring me back to that age to be better in touch with the age group for writing. I know it’s served many a kidlit author!

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          • As for me…naive. VERY naive. I think I was out of high school before some stuff started sinking in. I always wanted to believe the best in people and almost always got screwed/hurt in some way, some pretty big, but my skepticism and cynicism has grown pretty steadily since back then. Certainly much more carefree as is with most young people, I think, or at least was back then before the internet!

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