• Journaling Basics

    Welcome to Use Your Journal

    So, you’ve picked up a beautiful new journal that you just couldn’t resist. Now what? You’ve been told that journaling is a good idea to help you deal with somethings, but you have no idea where to begin. Studies have shown that journaling is good for your health, but the reality of beginning a journal seems overwhelming. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Use Your Journal is a a place to learn all things journaling. The good news is that there is no wrong way to journal. Does that help? Of course that doesn’t tell you where to begin. The next bit of good news is that, depending on…

  • Digging Deeper

    Welcome to December

    Welcome to December! Wow! November flew by. Did it for everyone? My life was insane during November, and, of course, I did it to myself. The intention was, and I actually did begin this, was to post weekly all month long. But that didn’t happen. Here’s what did happen in November: NaNoWriMo I wrote about NaNoWriMo during the month of October. And again, my intention was to post during November. Of course, that didn’t happen. Oh, I have several posts in the rough draft stage. They just didn’t get beyond that. November was tough this year. I’m not sure what made it quite so tough but it was. To keep…

  • #bujo for NaNoWriMo

    Twelve Tips to Win at NaNoWriMo

    Ways to Win at NaNoWriMo! With NaNoWriMo starting in just a few days, I thought I would give some of the tips that have worked for me to win at NaNoWriMo. For those of you who do not participate, we will be talking about something else next month. For those that do participate, how are you feeling as November 1st approaches? My NaNo Journey This year marks my sixth year of participating. And, I have won 4 of the last 5 years and hope to add another one. A couple of years felt relatively easy and others, oh, so difficult. Last year, my life was completely out of control and…

  • Bullet Journaling,  Using Creativity in Bullet Journaling

    Creating a Project Journal to Win at NaNoWriMo

    Creating a Project Journal for any part of your life. One of the ways I use a journal for my writing is to use Project Journals. What are Project Journals you may ask? Well, they are single journals that you use for a specific purpose such as writing a novel, blog planning, work projects, etc. As November draws nearer, I am busy working on my Project Journal for my novel, Anger Road. I don’t write in it every day but it is one that I can use to keep all of my thoughts and information about this novel. And that means that when November 1st arrives, I can just write…