I’ve been sneaking times to write here and there, by hand in my golden journal. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been writing much and that progress has been slow as I flit between a number of projects.
Today I turned the page of my notebook and realised I was half-way though!
It’s a physical sign of the writing I’d been doing.
I could actually see the progress even though it didn’t feel like it. Sometimes I have the same journal for months, especially if I’m not doing much writing by hand. It was a good pick me up to know that ever so slowly I’ve written enough in my notebook to be half-way.
Half-way to where? To a new notebook. By finishing a notebook, it gives me the satisfaction of achievement. And I then get to look forward to starting a new notebook which is exciting and fun. This all helps me to keep motivated and enthusiastic to write.
It’s the little things like this which help me to keep writing.
What motivations to you use to help you to keep creating? Please share them below.
I hadn’t planned to be writing in a new notebook today, but it was a joy to open up my handbag and to see the new notebook ready for me to write in. Especially this notebook, with the words “today is the perfect day to start something.’
It certainly was the perfect day to start something.
There’s a joy and excitement in beginning a new notebook, especially for a new project. The proof of the new inspiration? In this beautiful notebook, there are now penned four poems in a raw handwritten state. All in one morning sitting of writing. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome from my muse, who in this case is the notebook.
A great way to start a new notebook. This is fresh inspiration in abundance.
First day of holidays and it’s time for self reflection and thoughts of the future.
It’s hard to think what my life will be like in a year’s time, but I do know that it will be very different from now. I look forward to sealing the letter and opening it in a year’s time. I wonder how much will have come true? And if I care if it hasn’t? Will something better have happened in my life?
I’ve also taken the time to write a letter to myself about the highlights of this year so far. There have been a lot. It will be a joy and perfect reminder to also open this letter in a year’s time to remind me how much I’ve traveled, to show how far I’ve journeyed, and that I have grown even though at times it might not feel like it.
Time for some dreaming as I write.
Lilliana Rose 🌹