14 Jul 2010

Writing Daily Pages

I'm trying to write daily pages because it's supposed to be a way to find out who you are, and why you're here, and all of those deep questions that only have answers deep inside of us all.

Being somebody who loves to procrastinate I've spent many happy hours trying to find the best way of doing these daily pages. Should I be a purist and write them out in a brand new Moleskine with a fine fountain pen filled with a wonderful shade of forest green ink? Or should I tackle it on the keyboard which, to be frank is the best way I can keep up with my thoughts once I get into the groove. If I try to write fast it ends up illegible and you never know - I may want to read them again one day.

So I considered Evernote (on the internet), OneNote (on my PC), MacJournal (on my Mac), LiveJournal on the internet (didn't like this - too much like a social networking thing) and all sorts of other methods of recording my innermost thoughts. Both OneNote and MacJournal are great apps but I really wanted something I could access from anything. And then I stumbled on a site called 750words.com. The idea is, obviously, to write 750 words each day. It keeps an ongoing word count for you and lets you know when you've passed the 750 words and it keeps a record of what you've done each day. You can lock your words so no-one else can get at them (great if you write the sort of drivel I do!). I'm really trying to keep it up and am failing miserably so far, but at least I know it's there and I need to do it! And no-one can smack my hand for forgetting a day (or three).

I wonder if it will have the desired effect and give me the answers to those deep questions. Probably not...


  1. What a great idea! I always learn so much when I write. However, like you said, keeping up could be a challenge. Good luck and have fun! :-)

  2. I started reading your post and thought to myself I should tell her about 750words.com.....HA! As I kept reading I learned that was what you were writing about. I just discovered it this morning and I love it. I played around with all the analysis features and thought they were so cool. I hope to keep it up as I use to do morning pages and I was good for about 5 months and then once you skip the first day its hard to get back on track.

  3. I love it. Thanks so much for the link. I did my 750+ words today. I've been lugging around a big old Artist way morning page journal and it's nice to have it one place. I have MacJournal too, but I like the "points" I get at the 750 word sit.

  4. I have only used it a couple of times, but I love it so far.