Thursday, August 9, 2012

Show & Tell Giveaway - Journals

While planning for Under the Seapalooza, I was trying to come up with some fun ideas for things to and asked for input. Nikki Jefford (author of Entangled and the awesome guest post & giveaway, which you should check out: here) came up with the idea for weekly "Show & Tell" memes.

Here's how it works:

Unlike ongoing meme’s, this one is temporary - every Thursday throughout the month of Under the Seapalooza. Each week, I'll show off my favorite something (this week it's bookmarks), then you show off your favorite thing and enter to win a prize.

This is the schedule for Show & Tell Thursdays:
July 25th - Bookmarks
August 2nd - eReader Skins
August 9th - Journals
August 16th - Book Trailers

This week, it's journals. With blogging and other online journals, hand written journals probably aren't as popular as they once were. But there's something about putting pen to paper that I can't resist. It's more active, more personal, and far more private than anything on the internet.

All my books start out on paper, with my writing down ideas in notebooks or journals. In the beginning, it's usually just a setting or a character name, along with many doodles, but eventually it grows into a full blown outline.

I journaled every day from middle through high school, but now I only journal sporadically. Still, it's something that I enjoy doing, and it's helpful when I want to vent or work something out in my head.

Right now, I use a lot of Five Star Notebooks. I know, it's not exciting at all, but I've kinda obsessed with Five Star for years, and now I'm stuck on them. They're the only notebook I've used since I was like 13, and I feel like if I change now, it might ruin everything.

Here's my current journal:
It's kinda boring, so I made Sophie be in the picture to spice it up.

So what about you? Do you use an old notebook? A fancy covered journal? Or do you use Microsoft Word?

Whether you love journalling or not, here's your chance at winning one of two awesome journals that will hopefully inspire all your creative juices.

The first one is this fantastic "under the sea" inspired journal from Nikki Jefford. (Thanks again, Nikki!)

The second one is a cool journal that I chose because it reminded me of Daniel from Wake.

Enter in the Rafflecopter below to win one of the journals. All Show & Tell Giveaways will run until August 25th. It's open to the US & Canada only, sorry.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks again to Nikki Jefford for coming up with such a fun idea!