Like many writers, I have an obsession with notebooks.
One of my favorite things about summer, in fact, is that the stores have “school” supplies for great prices. They might become cheaper as we get closer to the start of school, but they are still irresistible right now.
This morning, I needed to run to Target for drinks and dog food. I ended up also getting these:
It doesn’t matter that I already have several unused notebooks. When comp books are 50 cents, leaving the store without at least six is not possible. Not for me.
Comp books are my favorite.
I have many favorites.
If comp books are great, how great are those little mini comp books? Great enough to be my favorite.
My favorite notebook is next to the mini comp book. It’s a slightly larger notebook with a fabric cover. And it lies flat when opened.
Sometimes at work meetings, they pass out these great notebooks. Those are my favorite!
And then there’s the great notebook I got for my birthday. It even has a pocket. No wonder it’s my favorite.
My favorite notebooks are made just for writers. How can any writer not love these?
And can a desk really be a desk without one or more yellow pads? They may be simple, but they are a workspace essential. And that’s why they’re my favorite.
Then, of course, there’s the sticky note. Maybe not technically a notebook, but they’re beautiful, and easy to color code, and you can put them anywhere, and they’re my favorite.
I have other notebooks. There are few places I can go in my home where I don’t have a notebook nearby. It might come as no surprise, but whichever one I’m using is my favorite.
Now I’m thinking about buying another one. I think a dot-ruled notebook would definitely be my favorite.
Different sizes, shapes, styles–each helps me in a different way. The only notebook that is not my favorite is one that can’t hold up to being used, a cheapie that falls apart or where the ink bleeds through too much.