Yes another start of the month post. November is a busy Month Not only am I participating in a readathon #Netgalley November (you can find my TBR post here, I am also doing NaNoWriMo. I am being a bit of a rebel with NaNoWriMo this year working on several ideas to try and flesh them out more. You can read about them all in my NaNoWriMo plans post here. I also have a blog tour on my TBR and to top it all off my Husband and I will be taking a little trip to London to Celebrate out 5th Wedding Anniversary so I need to keep myself organised!
Its for months like this that I keep my bullet journal. If you have seen some of my Bullet Journal posts before you will recognise a few of the pages and the stylisation i like to use. But i have added in a few more pages this month, including a simple #Netgalley November tracker and some NaNoWriMo tracking pages.
I always use a Nuuna dotted note book as my bullet journal . I like that it is slightly larger than A5 with 0.5 dot spacing. for the layouts this month I have chosen a Green and gold colour scheme so I have used:
Uniball Signo Noble Metal – Green
Uniball Signo Noble Metal – Gold
For day to day handwriting I have chosen my Turquoise Lami Safari fountain pen with fine nib, it is filled with Diamine ink in sepia.
I like to have a simplified Title page just to look pretty. I tend to bookmark this page just to make it easy to flick back to it and find this month pages.
This is my usual Monthly spread with four sections. The calendar is used just to mark down quick appointments, birthdays etc. and the Important section is where I can make longer notes and future planning. Here I will usually just mark the day and then the associated information. When filling in next months calendar I can glance back and mark in any important dates I have made note of.
The left hand page contains my Books Read section. I don’t keep my TBR in my Journal instead I mark off the books I have read. I print little stickers of each book cover that I read in the month and paste them in this section along with the star rating and page count. At the end of the month I can easily see what books I have read and what I thought of them. Through out the month I have a page for each book I read that I make when I start each book this will have my notes and ESCAPE Score for each read.
I have also included a very simplified Layout to track my Netgalley November reads and then what my standard weekly layout looks like. i like to keep it plain and simple too. I also print little stickers of book covers to track pages read and stick them in on the appropriate days.
Again I have a simple title page that I have book marked just to keep it nice an neat and easy to find in the journal. I have kept it a similar style to my monthly title page. This is followed by two word trackers one that tracks my daily count and if I am hitting the average daily word count and the second is how close I am to the goal of 50K at the end of each day.
I then have my favourite spread for NaNoWriMo. My Writing Sessions. I write notes at the end of each session of writing I do, i not down what section i was working on, how i feel and where I want to go next. This means when i start my next session I can get back into the writing zone easier by reviewing these notes.
Finally I have set up a page for each of the Projects I am working on as part of my RebelWriMo. This will just have basic todo lists which i ca refer to to help decide what i want to work on each session.