Midori Traveler's Notebook Feed

Back up your work!

I have backups of my backups for my current NaNoWriMo project. I have backups in Scrivener, in Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, etc. LOL . I also had a backup for the word count in Bean.  Today though, I noticed that the Bean copy had only about 23000 words. It had ALL of them yesterday!  That would have been eight days work gone.  I'm glad it was just a back up of a backup! I got it all fixed.  I have been pasting every day's work in Bean so I can use it to validate my word count on NaNo at the end.  I remember in my second NaNo.. or my first, I can't remember, but I lost a whole day and had to re-write it as best as I could remember.  Back. Up. Your. Work. 

Okay, now that I've given you my good deed for the day, I wanted to mention good ole, Evernote.  I have a backup in Evernote too by the way! :P

I have my character profiles in both Evernote and Scrivener.  I knew how good the search feature was on Evernote, so when I needed to verify something about one of my characters, I searched a keyword in Evernote and the character I needed popped right up!  Evernote has a great search function.

My Midori inserts came today and they are pretty nice! The months of January through June are in one and July through December are in the other.  They came with two stickers and a little information booklet.  I like the layout. It has the seven days on one page and a block grid on the other page. It could make a good 'premade' bujo for my weeklies.  Everything else I could write or draw out.  I'm going to play with it a while and then decide.  For now, here are my inserts.


From left to right: Guide, stickers, insert one, insert two.  I love that they are blue and they match my blue Midori TN! :)  If you look to the right in this picture, you can see some of the charms on my TN.

NaNoWriMo and my Midori Traveler's Notebook

I didn't get as many words for NaNoWriMo today as I've been getting, but I still got over 1600.  I am getting there!  I am now on the down stretch.  I think. LOL. I noticed my writing seems to be slowing down.  I've been using my Midori TN that I got recently and I love it.  I'm seriously thinking of making it my TN for 2020!  We'll see how it goes closer to January. I try to get whatever I'm going to use set up in advance.  I'll decide soon.  For now, I wanted to share a picture of some of the goodies I put in there for decoration.  In the little clear pocket on the front, I have an Evernote sticker and a Starbucks hangtag from where I bought a gift card.  I thought they looked pretty good in there! Two obsessions together.  Evernote and Starbucks. :p   I have been using an undated daily planner insert in there and it's making me want to use it for my bujo for 2020.  I ordered the Midori weekly planner for it.  I might use it and then have two other notebooks in there for trackers and such.  I also might just use it for a on the go planner.  I haven't decided.  I have done a sample layout on a page from one of the blank TN inserts and it looks pretty cool.  I have a lot ot decide on!  For now, enjoy this my decorations.  The little thing in the middle is from the cool travel washi I got recently.


Oh boy!

Sorry about not posting yesterday.  I planned to, but you know how that goes! lol  I didn't do much of anything yesterday except lay around and try to keep warm.  I finally broke down and dragged my heater out and turned it on!  Of course today, I got back into the 60's.  That was nice because I had a few errands I needed to run and it was much nicer doing them in the warmer temperatures!  I got the things done I needed and then headed back.  I got an order today from Amazon!  It just feels so weird to get a package on Sunday. I ordered a few things for my TN. A three-pack of inserts and a shitajiki. That is a pencil board if you didn't know!  You put it behind the paper you are writing on to give you a smooth surface and so the impression of the pen doesn't come through. It also has a grid pattern on it and it's easy to see through the paper to draw lines and such.  


I kept putting off today's NaNo writing session. I finally sat down this evening and I made it to 20,000 words!  I had under that and then realized that I only needed about 800 to make it to 20,000 so I kept writing!  

NaNoWriMo begins!

I am posting this right before sitting down to start book four for this year's NaNoWriMo!  Wish me lots of luck! :)   If you are curious what all I have on my desk for this here is what I have!  To the left is a stack with the last three books, the notebook I've used from the second year out, and a few other things.  Then we have my coffee in my NaNo mug!  My iPod is playing beautiful Classical music and the MacBook Pro is open to Scrivener to my first Day's work!  I also have my new Midori TN but it's just there because it's pretty! lol 


Midori Traveler's Notebook

If you read my blog a few days ago, I said I got an unexpected payment to Paypal and wanted something specific.  Well, it came today!  What is it?  The title of this post should give you an idea.  I've had fauxdori tns before, but this is my . first real Midori Traveler's Notebook! I found a cool starter kit on JetPens.  I am on their mailing list and they sent out an email last week that said if you bought a Midori TN starter set, you'd get a free set of bands.  I have wanted a Midori for a long time and went and looked.  I was sad that I wouldn't be able to get it.  Then, the payment came.  I went to Jetpens and bought the kit!  I also added an additional Midori insert to add to it.  These all came today.

The Midori is  blue, my favorite color!  It smells SO GOOD.  I am using the two inserts I got from them and an additional one I already had to make the TN look nice.  I also added some charms to it and a few Starbucks things. :)   I'll share some pictures below:


The pictures don't do it justice.  The little sticker in the photo on the bottom left is the Jetpens mascot, they sent it with my order.  They packaged everything very nicely and shipping was pretty quick too.  I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to use my new Midori for.  It might be a journal, a bullet journal, a trip journal, a language journal.  I haven't decided.  I just love it.  If you are wondering about the Starbucks stuff in there, I kept some packaging from old Starbucks gift card hang tags.  I cut out the parts I want to keep for journaling/scrapbooking etc. The plastic envelope/pocket insert was from my other TN.  I want to order a new one as mine is messed up.  The zipper is not working correctly.  I'll order a replacement and I am thinking of a few of the stick on pockets I've seen in some people's TN videos on YouTube.    

I didn't start a puzzle today because I knew my TN was coming and I wanted to be able to set it up.  The one day I'm wanting the mailman to come early, he comes late! lol Figures! :P If you are wondering about my charms, they are as follows:  The little hearts and bottle on the front are actually from a keychain that I bought at Myrtle Beach a few years ago.  I bought it thinking it would be a great TN charm!  It is!  The other charms hanging out the bottom are a crystal heart, a metal key, and two little crystal dangle charms I got in a set on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  The heart and key are attached to a satin ribbon that is tied into the TN on the inside.  I love the way it look and I adore the way it smells.  

The only thing is I need to figure out what pen I want to use with it.  I am not sure if I want to use a Fountain pen, a fineliner, or a ballpoint.  Decisions, decisions! Ahh!