Catch.

Journal

Writing my thoughts down.

In my bid for both literary greatness and a satisfying night of shut-eye, I have decided my erratically leaking thoughts are in need of some daily catching.

Hemingway kept a diary, Stanley Kubrick and Guillermo Del Toro have manoeuvred their way through some of my most cherished films via notebooks of scribbles, and Sylvia Plath waged war on many a mental monster through the pages of her journal. So I’ve decided it’s time to start scribbling down a daily thought or two.

My first main issue was which notebook to choose, because, let’s face it, we all know I’m partial to a little overt affection when it comes to stationery, so much so that my office could suffice as the local stationery shop. But in honour of National Stationery Week, I am willing myself to make a choice.

I opted for this pride and joy firstly because it says ‘journal’ on the spine, and I’m not so much a rebel that I’m keen to ignore what this book was intended for, but also because its title takes the pressure off.

From henceforth everything I write in my journal shall be entitled ‘fucking brilliant’. Even if it’s not.

Thank you to the Daily prompt for spurring my churning brain.

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41 thoughts on “Catch.

    1. Thank you. It’s definitely a good habit to get into. Especially for me, because an idea will usually pop into my head at the most inconvenient of times, so I scramble to find any surface I can write on, and then I usually lose said surface!

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      1. For me it’s been about not having the pressure that comes with my day-to-day professional writing. My journal is just for me, so if I write an awful sentence in it or I make no sense to anyone else it doesn’t matter, but at the same time it does give me some great ideas for my other work. I guess that’s why you’ve noticed such a difference in your writing when you’ve not been keeping a journal.

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      2. exactly, I love writing just for writing. Its great to share but sometimes I push myself into this pressure/deadline feeling which kills the groove a bit. I actually went off on a walk, sat myself somewhere and just wrote in my journal for a while. I loved it, it was like getting to know my best friend again after a long time. Had to shake of the inner editor who has become a bit prominent.

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      3. Ooh yes, the inner editor is a mean little creature. That’s a lovely idea, when the sun comes out here I must do that more myself. I always find free writing quite helpful, I’m a serial self editor, I do it as I go along, and before I know it it’s taken me half an hour just to write two sentences, so free writing really helps me alleviate that!

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  1. My pass-time is to go to a book store and just gaze at all of the purchasable stationary options that are currently trending. I’ve gone for the more old-time feeling with leather binding in the past, but now I feel (because of your post here) that I will go for the more ‘bleeping’ outlook, per say.
    Thanks for this life-changing idea.
    -DJ

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  2. I’ve been keeping a form of journal for many years now. Recently have gone to digital but there is something very therapeutic about hand writing one’s thoughts. Please stock up on those journals because the title says it all and I hope you continue to be f*&^ing brilliant into dotage. Linda 🙂

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    1. Thank you Linda! I hope I can hold up some sort of brilliance until a ripe old age too 🙂

      I know exactly what you mean about hand writing, it’s my favourite way to write. If I ever get writer’s block it’s usually while I’m sat at my laptop, and a quick sit down with a pencil and paper sorts it out!

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    1. Ha, I feel your pain, I don’t have children yet but when I was a teenager nothing was safe from my younger sister. I eventually found a very high hiding place in a wardrobe, although I’m 5’2, so that did make it rather difficult for me to reach any hidden treasures too… :-S

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  3. Here from Community Pool! I like your writing voice. And I definitely can relate to this post — I’m a life long journal keeper but have done a poor job keeping up with it lately. Having awesome notebooks and stationery definitely helps!

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    1. It does help to have some lovely notebooks, this one is definitely giving me the daily lift I need to write in it! I think journal-keeping is one of those things that comes and goes, it is difficult to keep the habit, but perhaps set yourself a little goal of just half a page a day and you might stick to it. Thanks for visiting, I’ll come and visit you now too 🙂

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  4. Nice! I’ve been keeping a journal ever since I was a litttle girl. I have a dangerous obsession with stationary and school supplies. Love your pictures and the layout of your blog is unique. Can’t wait to read more of your posts.

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    1. Thank you very much! It started at school for me too, I always got so excited just a few days before the beginning of term when my Dad would take me shopping for a new pencil case and stationery supplies. 🙂

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