I’ve started working on my Eclectic Book of Shadows (EBoS) as I told you I would. I collected most of the spells, recipes, herb lore… I’ve used the last 15 years and tried to put them in some type of order—things are not working all that well. You see, every time I think I have all I need (or want) in my EBoS something else comes up. This would not be an issue if my EBoS was meant to stay on electronic format, or if I was using loose-leaf paper to handwrite it on. However, there is a great looking bound journal that is complicating my methodology a bit.
I’ve been trying to come up with the best way to “have my cake and eat it too,” so I know an electronic EBoS just won’t do. I need the ink-paper-Magaly connection to breathe life into my EBoS. I could use loose-leaf paper, but I’m kind of broke; plus I my heart is set on that beautiful bound journal. I look at it and I see my EBoS. What’s a Witch to do?
I think I have a solution, but I want your input before I put it into practice. This is what I have: I’ll type my entire EBoS on electronic format, and then transferred to my perfect bound journal. I know what you are thinking what about if you run out paper? I thought about that too, and I think that limitation will work to my advantage. I need to be very selective, for I only have about two hundred 9x7 pages at my disposal. This means that my EBoS will contain only my best work.
I know the process will be slow. I can already see myself spending many hours trying to figure out which of my work is EBoS worthy. But I’m not discourage, I’m sure my Wicked Darlings will help me when I’m truly stuck, right?
What do you think about my strategy? Can you think of something more effective? But remember, I must use my perfect bound journal—yes, I’m a bit obsessed with it ;)