That bullet journal thing I was talking about last time the topic came up? Well, this is mine and that thing sitting right on top is currently my favorite pen. The pen is awesome, I’m not too thrilled with the notebook. I’m thinking of getting myself a cheap grid composition book from staples. My filing system for poetry and shorts has evolved, I needed to get more binders to store things anyway.
So, enough about my notebook woes. Let’s get a move on! I’ve got lots to show you. Heads up, some of the collections in this post as unique to me, some are modified to fit my needs as is common in the bullet journal community, and some snatched from other sources because they were perfect just the way they are. That last thing is also common in the bullet journal community for those who are wondering.
What those who read my last post on bullet journaling will notice, is that I don’t show any monthly logs, my future log, or my daily logs in this post. Those ones are full of my schedule and I didn’t quite feel comfortable sharing them. They’re also easy to google and it seemed unnecessary.
That is, as the caption says, my year at a glance spread. I’m still working on making it effective, but this is the perfect place to circle deadlines, vacation days, your planned writing schedule for a month. So I’m going to try that and will get back to you on how well it goes over the next couple of months.
Next up is my list of “Flabby Words”. The words that turn up a lot in first drafts and need to be scrutinized with more care than others, that can make a story lack punch and feel flabby and limp itself if they’re misused. Which brings us to my next collection….
Meaningful Adjectives! I love this collection in a way you cannot believe. It’s still in its infancy and I haven’t got much chance to use it, but I firmly believe a writer who is going to have collections in their bullet journal should have one full of adjectives that make their writing pop. And those words should be ones that would make something pop for them! This list was meant to be a reference for a writer, to be constantly used. Better to make it yours than to not use it and waste space you could use one something else.
I also have collection, now empty, but ready to be filled with blog ideas. Series of posts, indivudal posts, the first sentence of a post. You name it, it will go on this list so that I don’t have to scramble like I’ve lost my head to find something to write about. But the best part is it will help me with organizing my more research based posts and with fact checking for them.
And speaking of projects, let me introduce you to a spread I’m trying out….
the 2016 – 2017 project Gantt chart. The final collection in this little look inside, I’ve got a whole series of them in my head to do what this type of chart does best… break down big projects like novels ad novella length stuff into little sections and give me an overview of how much time I think something will take me.
That’s it guys! Don’t get eaten or abducted!