I'm beginning to see there's a need for a little planning, even in a journal. Either that or give up my need to have my pages be in the book in chronological order. I'm working in an old childrens book and like to lay gesso down as a first layer. If I want to get on with the actual journaling part, I need to be sure to lay the gesso the night before so it dries well. I also have to think about what's on the backside of a page if I want to attach anything with something other than an adhesive. I keep wanting to use rivets or stitching but don't want to mess up the previous page. I have the facing page of this one now ready to go tomorrow and won't have the limits I've faced so far.