Well, not really. I don’t have notebooks that look like noodles. (But I could apply the analogy to the wire binding on the spiral notebooks, because that actually looks like a silver noodle.) But I do have a lot of notebooks.
That’s all of my notebooks except for five that I couldn’t find/didn’t have at the time I took this picture. And yes, they are stacked on top of a table. When I’m not counting them or using them, most of them go inside these crates.
The total count was 155. Then I found two notebooks in my room, another one under my bed, and I got three more from friends. So that brings my total up to 161. Wow.
Then, when I was pondering this amazingly huge number, I decided to look up the percentages of each type of notebook I have.
I’m not sure if you can see the numbers on the chart, so here they are:
Binders 16% (25)
Drawings 8% (13)
Journals 8% (13)
Composition 2% (3)
School 6% (9)
Writing 9% (14)
Random 10% (16)
Multi-Subject 4% (6)
Filled Writing 5% (8)
Empty 7% (11)
Planners 3% (4)
Filled Random 6% (9)
Moleskin 2% (3)
Mini 14% (21)
So the low-down is I’ve got an insane number of notebooks. And, contrary to popular opinion, I don’t just write in them! The “Random” notebooks are actually a combination of sermon notes, random story scenes, and drawings. Actually, almost all of my notebooks have at least one sermon in them. I tend to take them to church, realize I don’t have my official journal, and then
write down everything the preacher says jot down a few notes.
I realized a while back I probably have every sermon I’ve listened to in the past seven years written down somewhere. That’s… a lot of sermons…
And I’m sorry, folks, but I have no idea how to relate this post to NaNoWriMo. I suppose I’ll end by saying that I’m almost to 10,000 words. I’m behind by that many words as well. Ugh.