In high school, my favorite part of writing was actually the preparation part. I enjoyed the process of arranging my pens ~ Pilot Precise V~5, thankyouverymuch ~ on my bed, I used to create a little nest out of the blanket so my pens wouldn’t roll around. Yes, I was that much of a nerd. I’d take the sheets of notebook paper (college ruled only) and stack them neatly on the corner of my book, tilted at just the right angle… I always wrote my letters while stretched out on the bed, music pumping through the headphones of my walkman.
I also enjoyed the research part of writing. As a college student, nothing thrilled me more than picking an obscure topic to research and then going to the library to look up it up. There was something about cracking open a book that would send a tingle down my spine. And don’t get me started on visiting an archives or historical society, I always felt like I was on the verge of discovering something new.
Now that I’m ahem older and technology has changed a “bit”, my writing routine has changed. Nowadays, I use Vivi, my Vivienne Tam Notebook, but I do keep a stash of Pilot Precise V~5 pens on deck. And I no longer stretch out on the bed (my back can no longer handle that position for an extended period of time). But I do still get a thrill out of looking up information and doing research.
And, well, I do enjoy reading over the final product.
Today’s post was written in response to the writing prompt for National Blog Posting Month. For more information, go here.