I’m always looking for excuses to use my pens. What excuses have I found?
Excuse four (of five)
Write anything at all!
This sounds obvious but here’s what I did: I bought a nice notebook (a Rhodia A5 Webnotebook, lined, since you ask) and I gave myself the target of writing at least a side in it every day. (Actually I started with an aim of writing three sides but that was too ambitious.)
I don’t worry about what. Mostly it’s what I’ve done or am hoping to do. Often I write about pens (quite meta). Sometimes I write about the weather because I’m British. It can be anything.
I’ve tried and failed many times to keep a journal. It always became a chore. By making it so it can be about anything, it’s a treat. I look forward to my time writing. And I’ve ended up with what looks suspiciously like a journal after all.