Three of my children and my husband are busy laughing at me, because I have assembled what I call my ‘Writer’s Tool Kit’. Well laugh all you want, but it helps.
The only reason that the other two aren’t laughing is because they are doing NaNoWriMo with me this year, so they know how awesome it is to have a way to carry everything with you. I’m glad I have my writing tool kit. And you certainly don’t have to participate in a specific writing program to have a writing tool kit on hand.
So, what is in my writing tool kit?
No, it isn’t stocked with protein rich snacks, and packets of coffee. It is a tote bag that holds my netbook, a notebook, several pens in various colors, the cords that go to my netbook and connect to my digital camera and video recorder (for my upcoming NaNo Pep Talks), a sample size bottle of awesome lotion for my hands (I use it when I’m done writing), my copy of No Plot, No Problem, and two other writing books, post-it notes, hard candy, pencils, fun erasers and index cards.
I have been carrying this thing around with me everywhere the past couple of days. It’s just nicer to have everything together in one place. I’m sure I will add to it as National Novel Writing Month progresses and as I find other things I might need when I do my writing, especially away from home. But then, maybe not. Simple is always better.
Do you have a writing kit? If so, what’s in it?