To write in a journal

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12973041_10208646307412429_7302323271562789593_oSTUDIO UPDATE:  The other day I came across a word in someone’s post.  This word is one that grates on my nerves every time I see it or hear it—journaling.

As a writer I do write in a journal, every day.

I keep a journal, every day.

I carry a journal with me everywhere I go, every day.

I write in my journal but I don’t journal anything.

PLEASE, I beg of you, “journaling” is not a verb, let alone a word.

Simply state: I wrote in my journal today.  It was gratifying.

You don’t have to add the “It was gratifying.” if it wasn’t.

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One thought on “To write in a journal

  1. jhwinterauthor

    You know, I had never though about that. It makes complete sense though. I wouldn’t say, “I’m journaling” anyway. Saying, “I’m writing in my journal” should be enough. You wouldn’t say “I’m diarying” would you? That sounds like a completely different problem 😛

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