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MFRW 52 Week Blog Hop

Do You Keep A Journal or Diary?

Wow. We’re one week away from half the year.  This is week 25 of the MFRW Blog Hop. Be sure to check out the other authors blogging this week.

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I bought myself a diary with my allowance from the five and ten store in the shopping mall near my home when I was 12 years old. I wrote in it at night before I went to bed for about one year. In it, I wrote about our move to a new neighborhood and school and the changes that were taking place in my life.

Then in 1999, I had a digital diary with LiveJournal that I made private.  LiveJournal was relatively new at the time. But that only lasted about a month before I turned it into a blog about Steampunk.

Now I use a notebook for brain dumping or morning pages. When I started I wrote every morning before I worked on my WIP. For some reason, I’ve dropped down to about three mornings a week and my writing is not the same. Too many distractions, I suppose.  I’m working on getting back the other two days of the week and leaving my weekends free.

Did you keep a diary or journal? Tell me about it in the comments.

MFRW 52 Week Blog Hop

Items I Can’t Live Without

Welcome to week 24. Be sure to check out the other authors of the MFRW 52 Week Blog Hop.  This week’s topic took a little bit of thought.  What items can’t I live without?  The books on my Kindle.

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Before the invention of the Kindle or e-reader, I carried multiple books with me whenever I traveled. Hardbacks and paperbacks, they rode in their own tote bag. My arms and back would throb transporting my loaded down luggage, tote and my purse from the house to the car and then from the car to the luggage cart once we got to our destination. But it was a labor of love because I couldn’t go on vacation without my books.  Now, years later, my books are contained on my Kindle and my baggage is pounds lighter which the aching arms and back are grateful for. The e-reader/Kindle allowed me to visit other time periods and worlds while we made our way to our seasonal destination.