Recently, I had to pick up a few things at Wal-mart. None of those things consisted of writing tools in any way.
Nonetheless, the siren’s call of the school supply aisle led me down the rabbit hole.
I bought the most beautiful novel notebook for the next full-length novel I plan to write. It’s already in plans, and a place to put notes is win-win. Plus, it’s just so freaking pretty.
Next, as most of you know from previous posts, I use a calendar to keep track of what needs done, what I’ve accomplished, and if I write every day. I’d been planning to invest in something a little more elaborate, with more room for notes next year because I’ve been doing this for two years.
Instead of waiting for the end of the year, I found a beautiful, durable “school planner” to pick up from July 2016 through June 2017. It’s got plenty of room for notes (I generally write what I’ve accomplished and on what project, sometimes working on multiple projects in one day). Even better, the cover is so durable, I don’t have to worry about rips and tears when I lay it aside for the day (or pull it in and out as I progress).
I put a limit on myself there of $15 and bought my daughter who actually attends school some token supplies so I wouldn’t feel so guilty. Still, for me, this is the best time of the year, combining my love of writing supplies with sales.
What’s your best writerly find and did you pay well for the item or catch it on sale?