by Margie Senechal
Sometimes we need a kick in the butt to get us off the bench and into the game. Even if it's the game of writing. Or maybe especially IF it's the game of writing.
Yesterday, I bought two new writing tools.
New pens. Bic Gelocity pens, to be exact. And oh, how pretty! New pens are probably my most favorite things. And I love the way these flow and the way my words flow with them.
And then at Barnes and Noble, I saw this notebook clutch. Oooo...pretty pages...
Initially I got it just to have in my purse for emergency purposes. You know, emergency paper necessities that arise. You never know when you need a sticky note, a page tab, or a piece of paper ideal for making a list.
So, while Jordy was volunteering at the Humane Society, I stopped at a Starbucks that didn't have a drive-thru. I intended to get my coffee and go back to wait for Jordy. But, instead I sat down and opened up the new paper clutch.
I wanted to try out my new pens, so I took out the green one. I wrote a thought about my shiny new object. And then another.
Soon, I had five pages front and back, along with a few sticky notes on the side. I even started the second chapter on the backside of the pages.
I'm at a spot in Suitcases that I'm struggling with and every word feels like it's being pulled out of me. But, this was--well, bliss. And sometimes you just have to follow your bliss.
Have a great Thursday!