Drawing Your Own Calendar Spread

The midieval diary mom gave me in September is filling up, but I think it might take me through November too, at least I hope so because I’ve made a November tab, which is something I haven’t done in previous journals but really like! One tab for each month makes it easier to find what you’re looking for and also divides the pages so you can almost see time passing by. I really like my tabs!

Diary tabs

October was pink because it was breast cancer awareness month. This month is orange because of all the Halloween items I see on other blogs. We don’t celebrate Halloween here, so November will be writing month. My word count? 3682 words so far. I feel like I’m getting nowhere and each time I stop writing I feel so empty. I have nothing left for tomorrow!? I have made no plotting so I don’t know where I’m going at all, but I need to find out soon!

Anyway, I’ve made a calendar spread in my diary this month too, it looks like this;

November already! Copyright Hanna Andersson
Drawing Your Own Calendar Spread is really fun, I do it in my diary.

I find these calendar pages great and I use them a lot now to fill in what I’ve used each day for, my plans and sometimes I draw the weather and items I’ve seen or used in my little squares.

When filling in the days I found some number stamps and stamped the dates instead of writing them. The only number missing was 9, so I had to write the nines by hand but I don’t think that matters very much. No one will see, except you and me! ;-)

November 2007 in the diary, NaNoWriMo of course - photo and calendar by iHanna
Thirty days of writing? But the writing takes up very little of my day if I head for the “must” of 1667 words each day. I worried before I started to write that I would be stressed, but I’m not at all. I have a lot of time for writing, the only thing that worries me now is that I might not be the writer I want to be? I feel so much bla-bla-bla coming out. When will anything good be written? Soon I hope. How are you doing? If you are not writing I hope you’re doing something else that feels creative and good for ya!

Happy creative weekend everyone!

12 Responses

  1. 3682 är bra! Du ligger ju före schema! Och du, oroa dig inte om det inte kommer ut något bra, det gör ingenting. Det måste bli dåligt först för att kunna bli bra. Det kommer tro mig, det kommer, hang in there så kommer det till slut (det kommer fortare om du slutar oroaa dig). Kom ihåg, det behöver inte bli bra, bara det är femtiotusen ord! Det kan bli bra i december, november handlar bara om att få ut det där första utkastet, få ur sig idéen, testa vägar, känna efter!

    Gillade också de där med “tabsen”, måste sett det i någon av dina länkar, det blir snyggt! Ska kanske leka härmapa :)

    Lycka till och hang in there!

  2. Awesome post. I might make tabs, now, too…I started a part-time job, so I need a calendar and don’t like carrying a planner AND journal!

  3. lovely journal pages!! That’s really inspiring. Oh, and these sets never have a 9 – you just use the 6 turned upside down. :)

  4. I began writing for the Nano challenge yesterday, and felt the same as you when I finished my work today. Seeing how far I have to go is making me slightly anxious. Word count 3,718, but it doesn’t have to be perfect. Right now, it’s just one big draft. When it’s complete, it can be refined and shaped. Good luck on tomorrow’s plot!

  5. Det sn?ar… jag surfar med modem hos mor och far. G?r inget kreativt, men har l?st Sk?na Hem och dr?mt om lite nya inredningsprylar.

  6. Love the tabs … a great idea that I just might “borrow” LOL! And your current calendar page looks so sweet … I really need to start doing them again, I miss them …

  7. Wow, I didn’t know you were doing a writing challenge as well as suziblu!! That’s a lot.

    I was really interested in your comment that “it was going nowhere” (or something like that). Do you remember in Suzi’s #2 vlog, she says towards the end “no purpose, no result………just this, and you’ll get used to having it”

    That really was wonderful because there’s so much pressure on everyone to perform. I think it’s easier for me to refuse all that since I have CFS and am pretty much dropped out, anyway:=)

    What I’m trying to say is that, for me at least, in art it’s the process; not the product.

    Also wanted to mention that I love the idea of monthly tabs!! Why didn’t I think of that? Thanks — and hope you don’t mind if I steal:-)

  8. Don’t worry about the quality, that’s what the second draft is for, Hanna! You will be surprised when you read it over in December how much of it IS good writing, or at least a diamond in the rough. Don’t let your Inner Editor out of the cage *at all* during November- it is the enemy right now!

    You will be amazed when the characters start leading you down the path by the hand, taking you places you never anticipated. It’s pure joy when that happens and your writing catches fire! So have faith and keep writing…

  9. Great idea to do a journal page about the 30 days…to let you feel better..I only have 2656 and I’m beginning my 4th day…I can see what they mean by not letting yourself get behind. I already feel it!

  10. Take heart! I think the “bla bla bla” is just your mind clearing itself for more creative works to come out =)

  11. Love your calendar, and the tabs. The stamp set actually DOES have a “9”…it’s the “6” used upside down!

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