We’re getting close to the time of year when everyone starts to get as excited as me about NaNoWriMo. I love this time of year!
Today I’m thinking about my planning supplies. I’m a huge fan of Scrivener, but I still do some of my planning by hand. Some ideas just come easier when written by hand.
That’s why I usually have a designated journal for a serious project. Once I have one selected I’ll sift through my ideas journal and pull out all of the tidbits I’ve written down that I want to use in this year’s NaNo.
This is my current project’s journal.
My available options for NaNoWriMo’s idea journal. Photo is a little dark because my cats were trying to help a little bit too much and this was the only one that came out tail and paw free.
It’s hard to pick a journal! I have options available, but I’m still wondering if I should see what else is out there. There’s something really special about a journal with a purpose. I’m not looking for a perfect match. I think that the journal will grow to match the story, or maybe the story grows to match the journal.
Maybe I just put too much importance on the looks of the journal, but it’s nice to have something special.
Are you gathering up planning and plotting supplies for NaNoWriMo? Are you so far ahead of me that you have journals and notebooks filled to the brim already? Let me know in the comments!