Sunday, January 8, 2012

An addict jots it down...

Hello, my name is Donna and I am a pen/paper addict. I can't visit the office supply in Wal-Mart without buying something. Office Depot? Never take me in there. Before I moved into an RV, I had a home office...a well stocked home office. Paper, notebooks, stationary/envelopes (when was the last time you used that?), pens, cute Post-it name it, I had it. Yes, most of it was bought on sale...that just makes it worse.

Fast forward four years and I find I am a frustrated addict. I've been deprived. I've been denied. I've been in withdrawal. But now that I am writing professionally again, I am letting loose. The first thing I did was pick up nice three subject 8.5: x 6.5" notebook. It lets me jot notes down for my two works in progress with the third section free for whatever.

But it's too big for my purse or a pocket. After reading a blog today by author Toby Neal on creativity, I was on the hunt. I needed something small but sturdy. Having a pen with it would be a bonus.

I found the perfect notebook. Only 4.5" x 3" and .5" thick, made out of metal, refillable 50 sheet pads....AND a pen! Oh no, now I have to decide on what cover! The first one was black crocodile I did a more general search for this brand/model.

Pink, green, blue, silver, favorite teams, motivational mottos, girly-girly ones, macho for the guys...where to start? Well for me, with an Amazon Prime account, that let me cut it down quickly. Then I scanned for three favorites. These were my choices. Can you guess which one I picked? Classy, girly or road gear? [PS. If you are using Ad-Block, you may not see the images below.]

I really debated...the pink spoke to me. I've grown to like bright colors (in small doses). But the class look of the brown also called to me. The tire tread...well, if you know me at all, think travel - RV - motorcycle.

Yup, the Silver Tire Tread notebook was the one! Looking forward to getting it so I can jot down those fun little snippets of conversations, notes about those interesting people you see all around you, story ideas, character and location names...having a fun and interesting notebook to record it all in makes it all that much more interesting!


  1. Yay, your own Book of Secrets! Awesomesauce!

  2. And I picked the right one! The tire tread!


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