a new book for writing by quietpurplehaze

a new book for writing

By coincidence, I finished my 'book for writing' at the end of 2018 so I decided to make my new one for 2019 my 'Portrait of Me' for 'beginnings'.

I write at a regular time, every night before we put out the light. It's part of my self-management plan for coping with the stalking beast (as described by another sufferer) aka bipolar disorder.

I write about anything from the day, anything which is on my mind, anything.........

My book is not a diary, rather just any book with lined pages and a cover that I fancy.

I always write with a pencil; the new book has a beautiful feel to the lined pages.

It may sound a small step but my self-management plan is made up of small steps which keep me well.

The books do not stack up over the years. The important part is the writing. When they are full, they find their way to the bin.

posted for 'beginnings', the first of '52 Portraits of Me'.

https://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/32561/52-portraits-of-me-2019
hi Hazel, I'm surprised that you don't keep the books! That's very interesting to me. However, welcome to the Portraits of Me challenge - I look forward to seeing yours every week :)
January 4th, 2019  
@gigiflower

Yes, most people are surprised at that! Your 'beginnings' portrait inspired me to have a go!
January 4th, 2019  
@quietpurplehaze We will have some fun together!!
January 4th, 2019  
What a brilliant idea! I think that idea would also be good if you can’t sleep and have lots on your mind, just write it down! Enjoy your new photo project
January 4th, 2019  
I leave more about you and the pencil is purple. Lovely selfie
January 4th, 2019  
I used to write a lot and it does help you unravel the stuff that builds up in your mind. Helps you understand yourself. I haven’t put pen to paper in a while but I like the idea of writing something everyday and started to before Christmas... but I had forgotten over the holidays, you have just reminded me. I hope your positive steps help you through and that 2019 is a great one for you.
January 4th, 2019  
Brilliantly captured in lovely detail Hazel, thanks for sharing your narrative with us its most enlightening a great idea to keep one grounded:)
January 4th, 2019  
What a wonderful idea and a great first shot for the photographic topic. I hope your writing continues to keep you healthy and on the right track.
January 4th, 2019  
Nice to see you join in Hazel. Great minds... I also posted my hand ;)
That is so interesting to me how you write the thoughts but have no desire to keep the books. I guess it's like you are letting go of those thoughts and so there's no need to keep them, is that right?
January 4th, 2019  
Nice selfie Hazel and good that your writing helps you each day. A great challenge to do for the year I look forward to seeing your portraits.
January 4th, 2019  
A great idea but I’m surprised you don’t keep them.
January 4th, 2019  
Beautiful shot that tells a story and a great thing to do. I used to write in a journal but became lax with it. I have journals that my dad used to write.
January 4th, 2019  
bep
A great idea, Hazel and a nice shot!
January 4th, 2019  
That sounds wonderful, maybe I can get thing off my chest this way ;-)
January 4th, 2019  
That's such a good idea, Hazel. There's nothing I love more than a new notebook - the blank pages just waiting to be filled! My Granddaughters chose me a new one for Christmas
January 4th, 2019  
Great image and it sounds like you find your writing therapeutic which is good :)
January 4th, 2019  
Nice image...
January 4th, 2019  
I write each morning about the day before. I'm looking forward to more of you.
January 4th, 2019  
A nice image and pov
January 4th, 2019  
At first I was surprised you didn’t keep the words you write but the more I thought about it I began to understand. As it’s not a diary so you can write exactly what comes into your head but haven’t got the fear that one day someone will read your writings & discuss private personal thoughts that you write down. Makes complete sense. I wrote a bit of a diary the first years I got married & cringe when I read them back now. I think I will burn them one day but haven’t done so yet. A new book is exciting to write in. I think you have something if your father in you re the writing.
January 4th, 2019  
Ps, I love the writing part of 365 Hazel, the best bit of the project for me!
January 4th, 2019  
Hummmm! I wonder if I tried that I could finish it. Love your thought process I have tried several times to keep a diary but to no avail. Maybe your way would work. I know I couldn’t finish that 52 portraits challenge not as gun shy as I am about being in front of the camera.
January 5th, 2019  
Nice close up shot and focus!
January 5th, 2019  
@happypat

Pat, thank you for all that you wrote which is much appreciated.
January 5th, 2019  
Great composition and focussing. I loved reading about your book and your thoughts Hazel. I love a book for different reasons. It stays on my coffee table and is used for anything from a daily chore such as lists or details of what I am cooking for friends or researching anything etc. Pretty covers are always a draw.
January 5th, 2019  
I love the idea of your writing. I love to write too and it is highly therapeutic. Must try it again.
January 5th, 2019  
@mandygravil

Sounds a great idea. I always look for nice covers and sometimes make my own with photos or material
January 5th, 2019  
What a good idea and even better if it works for you, You could summarise each one into a 6 word story, shoot an image to go with it and enter it into the sixws- challenge. There's often one running.
January 5th, 2019  
PS I mighty try it myself... I'm often wide awake in the small hours.
January 5th, 2019  
@yrhenwr

Thanks for the idea David, but if I am awake in the small hours, I am usually eating a bowl of cereal! Guess that could also make a sws!
January 5th, 2019  
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