Thursday, June 3, 2010

Don't throw that paper away!

When I abandoned Adventures in Zoology to start playing with The Trickster Society (and I'm starting to see just how poor my titling skills are, just with this sentence), I had written a whole bunch of the former longhand in a notebook. I don't like leaving bits and pieces of handwritten stuff untyped, but since I'm working on Trickster Society in the same notebook, I figured it was okay. Now, however, the notebook is getting pretty full. Not only that, but I just discovered a few paragraphs of Adventures in Zoology scribbled on the back of a folded over piece of typing paper which I've been using as scratch paper by my computer for weeks. It's getting full. I almost threw it away today.

So: time to type.

10 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

I have a wee notebook for random stuff, including story ideas. I believe it is where the latter go to die ; )

Cate Gardner said...

I have dozens of notebooks all with little snippets of nonsense. I seem incapable of sticking to one book. Most of them have tons of empty pages and yes, I'm sure I've thrown many good (and bad) ideas away.

K.C. Shaw said...

Natalie--I have notebooks all over the place. I should probably have a system of what goes in which one.

Cate--Now I don't feel so bad! I do the same thing, although I try to fill every page. Most of them end up with 3 or 4 blank pages at the end no matter what I do.

Aaron Polson said...

My notebook usage comes in fits. I always date entries...then six months later, I realize it's been six months since I've written in it. Sheesh.

Jamie Eyberg said...

My handwriting is so poor that notebooks do me little good. Lucky for me when I do my wife is a pharmacist and has to spend half the day deciphering Dr.'s handwriting.

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--I used to do that, mostly because I loved the feeling of "now I am starting something new in this nice clean notebook." Now I just write on whatever's closest.

Jamie--A match made in heaven. :)

Danielle Ferries said...

I put all notes in the one notebook for all ideas and each notebook is numbered, that way I can't lose notes like I used to.

K.C. Shaw said...

Numbering notebooks is a brilliant idea! Thanks!

LMEighmy said...

I have a hard time sitting down to write in a notebook. I always want to do it, but then I end up waiting until I can write on the laptop. I have several notebooks, but very little in them. I think it's time for a change!

K.C. Shaw said...

Maybe you should get one of those little bitty laptops and just carry it around in your pocket all the time. :)