The First Step…

The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. So, I guess it’s time to admit that I have a problem, more of an addiction really.  I am going to need to just blurt it out.

I can’t stop buying nifty notebooks, groovy journals and primo pens. Every time I walk into Staples, Office Max, Barnes & Noble or any other store that has similar items, I can’t seem to stop myself from buying one more notebook or journal. I’m becoming a paper hoarder.

I currently have these journals…


Barnes and Noble


And these Moleskine notebooks…Moleskine

I even have small notebooks…

small notebooks

I have stacks of these…I even created my own combination of supplies…  poly folder + legal pad = my very own coolio writing notebook

Writing notebooks

Mead Five Star Advance

I have used these during National Novel Writing Month, and they work great for outlines, descriptions and all of those other random notes. The binder clip works double duty, holding the legal pad securely and as a pen clip.

Writing notebooks 2


Oh, and the pens…

Wow pens


I’ve been using these Pentel Wow! pens for several years and I love them. They are really dependable, last a long time and I love the different colors.





The Pentel EnerGel pens are my new obsession. They glide so nicely on the page and there are a lot of colors, more than what is found in this set.




I have notebooks, journals and pens stashed everywhere. I keep saying that I won’t buy anymore until I use up all of the ones that I have but I think we all know that’s not really an option. My plan is to start using them consistently, fill up a notebook and then move to the next one.  The extremely ornate journals at the top create a dilemma for me, they are so pretty I am hesitant to use them. I guess it’s similar to having the beautiful china that you only use for holidays, they are too nice to use everyday. I’ll have to tackle that one at some point.

It’s time to get back to my NaNo story.  Happy writing!

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