Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I decided to gather all of my notebooks and put them in one place. New and used. It turns out I have 27 of them. most of them are Molskines, but those were bought recently. I have some spiral type journals which i realize I don't like, but those are old. I have one Red & Black too. Some of them are art journals and have paintings/drawings.
I have work in one of these from 1986. They are typed poems. However, I didn't start the book until 1994. I didn't always write in notebooks. I stepped away from it for many years. The main reason is that a lot of the stuff I was writing was very depressing. I only started writing in them again recently. 2006 was when I went back to it. Although I still was not doing it daily.
I currently have 5 notebooks going at once. One big one which I leave at home because it is too cumbersome to carry, one hard cover smaller one that I carry to work and a soft cover one which I also carry to work sometimes. I have the little red one for taking notes in transit and a soft cover one for my dreams. It sounds like I am ADD but I'm not.
I have also put table of contents (on the last page, so is that an appendix?) So I can find things much easier.
I don't think I'm an 'addict' but I do like them and will be using them probably for the remainder of my life.