Writer Porn

IMG_1752I don’t have a problem when it comes to shoes. Or nail polish. Or clothes or purses or Hummel figurines. I buy a lot of books. I even read most of them but that’s not a problem.

My problem, like many other authors out there, is an addiction to writer porn. My latest binge is shown here.

There is nothing like the feel of opening a new notebook to start a new story. Or using a pen for the first time. Or the scent of a freshly sharpened pencil. I need all the shades of Post-its. I’m going to colour-code something someday and I need to be prepared. I don’t make many errors, but the large eraser pack was on sale. It was like getting two erasers for free! I’m saving money in the long run!

It used to be so much worse, back in the day when you could buy letter-writing stationery. I had boxes and boxes of the stuff. I eventually used it all but let me tell you there were some serious debates as to whether or not the letter-recipient was worthy of the “good” stuff or should only receive the “cheap” paper. Then home printers came onto the scene, and you could get themed letter paper (like for Christmas letters) but that era too has passed.

Paper is getting harder to find so I’m doing my part to sustain the market. If the particular Hilroy notebook pictured above ever stops being sold, I’m going to burst into tears. It’s my favourite. Yes, I have a favourite sized notebook. If you don’t understand why, ask a writer near you.

2 thoughts on “Writer Porn

  1. J.H.

    Great post! I had to buy the ’80s flashback edition of Sharpie markers. I’m not sure why. Must be a writer thing.

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