Writer's Notebook

Notebooks Can Hold Your Whole Life

Writer's NotebookIt’s interesting what we use as the pieces to organize our lives. We use so many different organizers that it’s often to the point that we need to organize our organizers. One thing I do enjoy about organizing, besides doing the actual organizing, is having different modes of organizing for every aspect of our busy lives.

Women have their whole lives inside of purses while men carry their pieces of their lives in their wallets. We have spacers for trunks and hanging organizers for our closets. We have boxes for our pencils and containers for our food. Drawers for our clothes and bags for our…well, anything else really.

I think the one thing that some forget about as a way to organize is a notebook.

A notebook offers us many ways, customized ways and creative ways to keep our writings together. It starts out when we are in grade school. We have homework, dittos, charts, drawing. We have a notebook to hold it in. Sure they are probably more like folders, but as we get older, they switch to folders with different sections for writing. Then when you get even older, you can combine notebooks, folders and whatever else to keep your pieces organized.

But what about the notebook to organize your thoughts and creative ideas? This often starts as a diary, moves to a journey and then becomes a writer’s notebook. Or at least, mine did. The want to write often starts when you are younger, but it doesn’t always have to. All I know is having a notebook to give you the space, creativity and organization to add your thoughts and ideas can be, for some, almost like being able to organize your whole life.

Being a writer, I know how important it is for writers to have a special place or an organized space to be able to put a novel together or a story or even a giant series of them. I happen to have notebooks for each of my stories. One per. It helps me stay organized. I often feel that these notebooks hold my life in their many pages. Although not exactly true, they do carry my special thoughts and ideas that I hope to one day share. This makes them very important to me.

Other books make me feel that same way, but there is something about a notebook with my own words that makes it extra special. So, can notebooks hold your whole life?

I definitely think so.

Kuiper Belt

There Once Was a Fluff…

This photo was taken and sent to me with a text message saying “I miss you. Come home.” I was in the car in the next 2 minutes.

In honor of my little pup who has recently joined the family, I wrote a little poem. It’s small and cute like her so it works.

Kuiper Belt

There once was a fluff
Who loved me just enough
With her fur here and there
And just about everywhere

She runs through the house
Quiet as a mouse
She gnaws on her toys
As she brings us new joys

A high squeaky sound
When you’re up and she’s down
All she wants is to cuddle
My heart is a puddle

Always near my feet
At the door she stays to greet
My cutest little lap kitty
With her nose so itty-bitty

She sleeps in a ball
And in Greek she hears us call
Her feet never  touch the ground
As we carry her around

I love my Fluff Pup
She lifts me right up
My heart grows fonder
From the hither and the yonder

Oh, Kuiper my puppy
How  much I love thee

 

Action from behind a bush.

Snowy Shots of Nature

We recently had a blizzard. Although, it was said to be a big one, it was mild in comparison to previous years that I have enjoyed on Long Island. And yes, enjoyed, because coming from California means tons of sun, so enjoying snow every year is beautiful for me.

On the lovely day of January 3rd, I took my camera and took a few shots outside. Although I am not including my pictures of me as snow flew into my face from a shovel (and my laughter captured), these four were the ones I chose to share.

Enjoy. And Reed.

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The Editing Has Begun: “Travel: Book One”

I have to say that I am more than excited to read my own story. I finished it on the 4th and began editing it Monday, the 6th. I was planning on editing with one special pen–which would go with my special notebook, special desk, special anything else I need–but in all honesty, I love editing with a pencil.

Weird.

Progress is being made, and being that today is day three, I decided to give a glimpse of my edits.

And, I even have my little Fluff, Kuiper, keeping me company. I wanted a lap kitty and got a lap dog instead. (I would move her, but she seems content in her spot by my chair.)

Enjoy. And Edit!

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Google Page Rank

I'm not sure how many of you follow SEO practices as well as the craziness that Google causes with its changes to its algorithms. I have to incorporate SEO into my every day, so themes surrounding Google move in to my regular life as well. 

Such as my blog – eonreed.com. I may not use crazy SEO with my blog, but I may have at least ONE plugin to help SEO-wise.

In February 2013, I was happy to see my Page Rank go up (after a PR update from Google) to a PR1. I don't have tons of traffic, so to see it go up means that Google sees my website and recognizes it. Win.

Well, in December 2013, Google did an unexpected Page Rank update, and I'm happy to announce that eonreed.com is A PAGE RANK 2!!!

Is that huge for some websites? Probably not, but to be just me writing creatively (and of course the creative works that I have shared from other authors and artists) and still be noticed enough to have a bunch of GoogleBots see my site and give it a higher Page Rank makes me feel good. 

Thanks GoogleBots for the Happy Tuesday news.

What my mind can imagine.

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