Another Notebook with a Pretty Cover
Posted by Lynn at 10:03 am in Writing

A friend was complaining that his wife kept buying day planners and not using them.  Immediately I knew what was going on.  She was trying to find a way to organize her time.  I recognize it because I have all these pretty notebooks and pretty composition books and pretty journals that are mostly empty.  The journals are sharing space on the shelf with titles like: Write Brain, Take Ten, The Writer’s Idea Book.  The notebooks are everywhere.  They are in the den, under my bed, under my desk.  Small note taking pads travel around in my car.  I even purchased a digital recorder so when the great idea strikes I don’t have to pull off the road and find a pen.  I only have to push a button.  Truthfully I have pushed the button a few times but those ideas are still stuck on the recorder when they should have been transferred to here.

I tend to talk to myself in the car and sometimes I have the whole essay talked out in my mind but once I walk in the door I’m completely distracted and all those elegant thoughts and clever quips fade away like the dream I had last night.  I might remember a little of it but it’s just not the same.  This is the reason why I bought the recorder.  Now it seems I’ve gone from writer’s block to talker’s block.

So now I’m just going to babble.  Stream of consciousness writing.  Going to stop the internal editor, except to correct a misspelled word and hope for the best.

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