The books I've published as eBooks are all fiction. However when I started to write professionally I was designing and writing projects for a monthly craft magazine. For the first few months I was fine but I soon found myself struggling to come up with new ideas. At about this time I started to purchase a writing magazine. Although it seemed to cover mostly fiction I hoped it would give me ideas for my non-fiction writing.
One of the first features I read in it was about finding and recording things that would provide inspiration. It suggested you should always have a notepad and pencil with you. I realised this was as true for fiction writers as it is for non-fiction.
So that afternoon I purchased two notepads and since then my passion for notepads has grown and grown. In fact I'm so known for my notebooks I now receive them as Christmas gifts (the stripy notepad and William Morris design notepad), birthday presents (the keep calm and walk your dog notepad), recently my niece even made me a small notepad (the apple motif notepad) and when I feel I need a treat I even buy myself a notepad (Pooh and Eeyore notepads). The problem is when I'm given a lovely new notepad it takes me ages to build up the courage to scribble in it. I don't want to 'spoil' it, I want to admire it. Yes I know how sad that makes me sound. However I take solace in the fact that I'm not the only writer who does this. I've met many an author who has admitted they also have a passion for notepads.
So I was wondering what notepad has been sitting on your shelf, waiting to be scribbled in but you've just not built up the courage?