Moleskine Anxiety

I have a condition, a condition so stupid I’m afraid to even mention it.  I have Moleskine Anxiety.  I love the feel of the paper in the Moleskine notebook, the texture of the cover, and the solid construction of the binding.  Even though they cost around $12 per notebook, I have several of them and fight the urge to purchase more every time I see one in the store.  Good stuff.  My problem, though, is they are too nice.  I sometimes feel afraid to write in them.

I don’t know why I feel this way.  Part of me doesn’t want to sully the clean, blank pages with my horribly messy scribbles.  Another part of it, I think, is that I usually write my first drafts in my Moleskines, and well first drafts aren’t supposed to be good.  However, when I write in the notebooks I feel those words will last forever.

I have gotten around  my Moleskine Anxiety, telling myself they are only notebooks and really they were made (and purchased) to be written in.  Now and again,though, the Anxiety does return.

I know a few of you write in Moleskine notebooks as well.  Have you experienced anything like Moleskine Anxiety?

New Theme

As you can tell, I’m experimenting with a new theme. I’m not sure if I like it yet. I like the new header, but I’m not sure about the rest of the layout. I think I’ll keep it this way for a bit. Let me know if you have any strong feelings either way. Thanks to those who have already left comments.


Kaitlyn made a good point in the comments that the font of the header doesn’t really match the words “struggling writer”.  Thoughts?

Speed of Light Broken

I’ll have a writing post up here later today. In the meantime, The Telegraph is reporting that two German scientists are claiming that they have broken the speed of light. From the article:

“The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons – energetic packets of light – travelled “instantaneously” between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.

If this is true, which is an enormous if, then we will be exploring the far reaches of space in no time. I’m sure scientists across the world are rolling their eyes at this. However, I guess you never know. Was Einstein wrong? We shall see.

I guess if you start noticing strange things, you swear you did something but it turns out you didn’t, I guess this was true and time travel is now possible.  Actually, these guys just create a new universe. Thanks.