I’ve been toying with writing up a blog post about what items I take with me when I go places to write. Aaaannndddd I just took the photos and forgot to put my Current Read in it. *head desk* Okay, well, minus the book I’m currently in the middle of, here is everything I take with me reading.
I figured that this was a good time to post this since I’m actually going to a café to get some editing done on my SF manuscript. It’s time to try and make a dent in it. It’s been a week since I’ve really been able to dedicate the time needed – work has been kicking my ass. I come home too exhausted and tried to even think about editing. If I attempted, it would just be work that would have to be redone later, so why bother. It’s not exactly the best mindset to have, but when you’re ready for bed by 7 pm…
Anyways! Here are all the items (minus my book – I can’t believe I forgot to put it in the picture) that I take with me when I go places to write!
These are the items that you can usually find in my bag – even when I’m not going somewhere to write. But starting from left to right (I almost just typed “write” instead of “right”) –
The blue binder has the full printed manuscript of my SF novel Destiny. I like having a hard copy, since it’s sometimes easier for me to work out kinks and issues long hand on a hard copy.
The next item is my sketch book which contains some character concepts, and space ship blue prints, and tons of empty pages for when I need them.
Resting on top of that is my journal – one of way too many that I own. Right now the only big thing in it is the full outline for my Fantasy WIP followed by a list of all the books I’ve read so far this year.
Next to that, the white agenda. I buy one every year with the expectation that I’m going to be hella organized this year, and while this year I’ve definitely been better, I’m still not using it to its full potential.
Then my wallet, because I have to have some way to purchase coffee…or multiples. Oh, and food.
Noise Cancelling Headphones are a must – though only sometimes. I actually like the background noise places like Barnes and Noble, Starbucks and other places provide. I can easily tune it out and get writing.
My favorite pen – I just bought a whole new three pack of them, so I’m good to go!
My Mac. Can you tell what I’m a fan of? There are two more decals on the inside.
And finally my phone. Feyre and Rhys keep me company all day. Sometimes I find myself just staring at Charlie Bowater’s art. It’s not weird. lol.
Not pictured are my water bottle and my book. I’m currently reading Allied by Amy Tintera, the final book in the Ruined Trilogy, and so far it’s really good.
What do you take writing? What are your must have items? Let me know!
I promise next week will have reviews – I have quite a few books that are waiting for me to gush about, to keep an eye out for the regularly scheduled programming! I’m going to go fall into bed now.