Journaling is a great way to stimulate the writing process. Your journal is your own personal sacred space whether it’s in a leather-bound book, a notebook, or on your laptop. You can write as much or as little as you like and as often as you see fit. It’s a great way to deal with stress, to develop initial character sketches, and ideas for future stories and book projects. I recently found an old journal and now have several great ideas for future books.