When last I looked, midnight Sunday has passed, which means it’s winner, winner, faux-chicken dinner-time here. Congratulations to Llehn who won a hardcover copy of WILDFIRE RUN. Llehn, please contact me with your snail mail address and Dee will hook you up with your book.
Now, for a wee post today let’s talk about writer porn. 😀
I recently had a birthday and in an act of family solidarity, my youngest sister and mom wanted to spring for a writing-related gift. Naturally, they had to twist my rubber arm to gain my compliance. 😉
I had to think for a while about what I wanted. I lusted after Oberon journal covers, but I’ve become extremely picky about the size and shape of my notebooks. They’ve become a hodge-podge of brainstorming, blog posts and genuine diary entries — incredibly valuable to my process.
I prefer them to be 8″ x 10″ in size, softly bound, and in fact, I do my best work in them if I don’t take them too seriously. At $135 American — plus shipping, handling, and duty — I’m inclined to feel a whole lot of serious. I don’t think my mom and sister intended me to feel serious.
Next I considered one of Oberon’s Kindle covers, like the one to the right. Problem is, I’m not yet sure how big a role an e-reader will play in my life. Besides, I have a utilitarian cover that’s reasonably attractive and I wanted something I could use every day in my writing.
Which is why, after Kat Magendie’s showed me a photo, I settled on this:
Isn’t it purty? I love the metal case, which is charmingly retro. The pen itself is perfectly weighted and sized for my hand, and it writes like a dream. It even helped me push though my latest fiction snafu. You can imagine that’s worth a great deal to me.
Do you have a special pen or journal? Are you picky about your equipment? Or can you make do with almost any writing implement?