Happy Friday Misfiteers!
While I was getting ready for a trip over the summer I became super aware of what I actually use when I’m writing. In fact, I was so worried about packing an adequate amount of post-its, I almost forgot several very necessary things. Like sunscreen.
(No sunscreen in Austin is a terrible, terrible plan.)
But it got me thinking. What kinds of things do I think of as my “writing essentials.” What do I use the most when I’m plotting, writing, or editing? And I came up with a list:
- Colorful pens
- Gummy bears
- Big windows (for post-it plotting)
- Fuzzy socks
- Timer for sprints
- Fingerless gloves
- Noise canceling headphones
- Red lipstick
Even when I move my writing from my office to the living room, I take armloads of things with me. It all ends up scattered across the couch, floor, and coffee table in a jumbled mess my husband likes to call “novel tornado.”