I’ve already seen a big improvement!
I have already seen a big improvement with my lettering in the week and a half I’ve had and been using my book. I think the best thing, perhaps, has been the tutorial videos that come with the book.
I opted for the top spiral because I thought it’d be easier to not have to work with a spiral under my hand. While this is true, I have a hard time keeping track of which page I’m on but that’s really not a big deal.
My top advice is to buy the tracing paper. That’s why I’ve improved so much! By revisiting drills and pages, I’ve been able to build so much more muscle memory without using up my actual workbook. The pages are super smooth and I can’t say enough good things about the paper quality.
One last note: buy the nice pens. Just do it. I bought some cheapies ages ago and they crapped out so fast it wasn’t worth it. Now, I love my Tombow dual tips and fudenosukes. The right tools make a HUGE difference.