I know that I'm far from the only writer that never moves without a notebook. I like 'em tiny so they can ride in my pocket or purse. Here's the problem: Days or weeks later I'm not always sure of the meaning of the notes I've written, or even where in the manuscript I was thinking a particular notion or phrase might be worthwhile.
Let me show you...Here is one of my tiny notebooks. I am holding it up against the dashboard of my car as I wait in the pick-up line for one of kids.
And the notebook situation is only worsened by the myriad backs of grocery store receipts, old homework papers, and so on upon which I tend to write paragraphs, verses or later incomprehensible ideas.
It's a bit frustrating.
Happy Monday anyway!