Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Current Contents of the Writing Bag


Perhaps you are wondering what I carry around in my writing bag. Or maybe you aren't. You're about to find out anyway. In the bag right now I have:

*My "Always Remember To" notebook in which I am writing my novel


*Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering as a reference for the above novel


*My little pink-striped kitty notebook that I use to jot down story ideas, interesting dreams, market research, or whatever I want
*My Loafer Ladies notebook for taking notes at our meetings
*The "create" notebook, with brainstorming, outlines, and character sketches for the novel
*The "believe" notebook, which I haven't used yet, but surely will someday
(That's five notebooks. You can never have too many notebooks.)
*My Nesquik (aka. the Caleb) folder, which currently holds the first chapter of my novel, plus whatever other loose papers I feel like carrying around.

*A few random items, like some post-it notes that vaguely match the "create" and "believe" notebooks, four black pens (not counting the pen attached to the purple notebook), one red pen, a tube of carmex (can't live without), a package of kleenexes (never know when you might need those), and my ipod shuffle.

So there you have it. I cannot do my writing without all of those things, and I absolutely love my bag for carrying them around in.

4 comments:

Windsong said...

Awesome! A bag is a really good idea. I have to move around the house a lot, so my "desk" (laptop) has to follow me around. A bag would make that so much easier. :)

Janyece said...

Wow! That is a lot of notebooks. I'm so 21st century. I just plop in front of my computer and open a lot of notepad files and Microsoft Word...If I tried to write in a notebook, no one, including me, would ever be able to read it again. lol!

Heather Hansbrow said...

I am SO getting myself a writing bag now. How did I live without one before now?

Larry and CIndy said...

Hey Angie...You are such an awesome writer!!! I am loving "Zion Rising" it is absolutely incredible!!! I LOVE the picture of your two youngest in the chair on this blog every time I go to this blog I get a big smile on my face!!! Love Ya A&F, MOM