What’s in Your Journal
Over the years, I have made many attempts to keep a journal. Lord knows I’ve had enough drama in my life to have plenty to write about. Every attempt last three or four entries and then nothing. I give up on it. Always felt wrong about it. Since I’m a writer, I should have dozens tossed in a box somewhere full of my thoughts and observations. I think what always held me back was the possibility of someone finding/reading it.
However, I realize I have been keeping a journal of sorts. Some writers keep a record of what they write, how much, editing, thoughts on what they wrote, etc. Every year, I buy a new day planner. I write down how many words I write per day, how many pages I read (if I’m reading a book), editing, submissions, and so forth. Any ideas or whatever are written in a different notebook. I’m working on my third planner and still have no clue why I even started doing it. I do think it’s good to stay organized.
So I ask this: what do you keep in your journal?