The Uncurable Desire For Notebooks

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I’ve been a life-long collector of notebooks I admire but never use. When I was younger, I bought a new one almost every week. Now that I’m a bit older, I still make splurges on several notebooks in one go but try to limit the purchase to once a month.

I chanced upon this tutorial in my many nights spent on Pinterest, and I am now not just an impulsive notebook shopper but an impulsive notebook maker. I’ve made about 10 which I plan to give away to friends. It’s so simple but so chic that I can see myself being obsessed to making it.

Right now, I have a bunch of essays to write for work but I have written very little. Hopefully, I can get an essay done before I sleep. I’m becoming a creature of the night, with dark circles hanging out under my eyes for a few weeks now.

On a happier note, my bookshelf is almost done. I can’t wait to share it to you guys.

Capturing Ideas

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We never know when a good idea will struck. We may be stuck in traffic or in the middle of a conversation when something great pops from our mind. As we all know, ideas are fleeting. If you won’t jot it down in an instant, there’s a good chance that we’ve forgotten about it once we arrive home.

For writers, ideas are our lifeblood. We live and thrive on good ideas, because it’s the one that fuels our stories, our essays, our random internet musings. Ideas can start from something so simple but only through cultivation can we make it into something grand, something bigger than ourselves. All the greatest stories come from the simplest ideas, and we’ll never know which ones will result to something grand.

Some people may have moved on to their gadgets, but I still stick with my notebook. I guess I romanticize it too much, but I prefer literally jotting down my ideas instead of typing it out on my phone or laptop. Thoughts flow easier on paper as the lined paper seem to invite more thinking than a blinking cursor ever will. But it doesn’t really matter. As long you’ve managed to capture that fleeting idea, then it doesn’t matter if it’s a real notebook or your laptop that helps you store your ideas.

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I End Up Writing All Along

It’s hard to start the first sentence when you know that there is no ideas that comes in to your mind at all. I’ve been into this kind of situation most of the time. Then when there is that topic I feel giddy to write it the best way that I can. I am no perfect writer at all but believe  I tend to make and give the best that I can when I write.

What I do love when I write is the fact that I can express my creativity as well as all the ideas that has been running in my mind. I do make sure that when I write it should be something that will keep me feel different emotions while reading it. It is never that easy to think and write like a pro, but of course in your own little ways that can be solved.

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When I write I tend to start with simple idea, this make my life and time a bit convenient to deal with. I’ve learn from my mistakes before that due to my ambitiousness I’d rather settle with some complicated ideas and along the ways I feel like I am losing my track. It was hard to go back when dealing with a board idea after all.

When it comes in writing I do believe that things should be taken slowly but surely, one step at a time and make sure to lead on to the original path or goal. Writing is fun and that it helps you to learn a lot of things along the way for it will develop the skills that you have. There are times in which you can have the capacity to think fast because you are into the idea you are writing and you want it to be done in no time.

Simply the sense of satisfaction in writing is unbeatable, even if you are writing a simple article once you finished it the happiness is really priceless after all.

Tired of Writing, Hold On and Don’t Give Up

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Writing can actually be fun but many might admit it or not it is also one of the frustrating activity to deal with. It is not that easy after all to start since just thinking of the perfect topic will certainly consume most of my time. Regardless of how I try to hard to come up with a good topic to write I end up nothing and it made me too frustrated in the end.

At some point as well, I end up not writing anything just for the mere reason that when I start to write I get too distracted. But, at the end of the day I do make sure that I don’t give up and tries to continue thinking on what to write. It is not that easy after all to write especially if you are not that motivated or inspired to write it.

Instead of de-motivating myself about things thing that might really affect on how I do write. I do think of ways on how to survive and make sure that I can write without any hard feelings.

1. Think of Unique Things – when it comes in writing, it is very important that you have to think of unique stuff. This make writing a bit easy to handle knowing that you have ideas on how it should be done.

2. Stop Being a Pessimist – when you are loaded with negative stuff of course the focus that you have in writing can be affected as well. That is why when I do write and for me to survive on it I have to be more optimistic and leave behind some negative vibes.

3. Just Write – the best solution when having some troubles in mind. At the end of the day regardless of how lazy or unproductive I have to make sure to finish what I have started. When I think of it as being difficult I will just write and write and along the way I forget my problem in writing.

But,  if you are really that determined and passionate in writing you will do everything for you paper to be done. That is what my sort of motto when times in writing gets tough.

 

 

Keep Writing

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I think there’s no better writing advice than this:

Keep writing.

I had my fair share of moments in which I want to discontinue writing. You may be an aspiring writer or a veteran, but there are moments when writing weighs heavier than any other thing you have to do. You can only take so much criticism and you can only go through so much writer’s block. A writer will always face a point in which writings becomes too much to handle.

But when you put things into perspective, you realize that there’s no other thing you want to do. You can pick up a new hobby or try a different career, but you always fall back into writing. It doesn’t matter if you write for a living or if you simply write for yourself. What matters is that you keep the love for words alive, and you let these words flow on paper (or in your screen).

When you first started writing, you know what you’re getting yourself into. You know that you’ll be facing the harshest criticisms and one rejection after another. But you accept it and you soon embrace it.

Having way too many frustrations is part of being a writer. But even if you find it to be a difficult road to trek, it’s still the road you’ll always choose.