Some of the writing I see is really imaginative! Good for you. As writers, we all need to stretch ourselves. I hope my little notes are helping you. For today, this is back to school month. As a writer, what do you really need in the way of supplies? For some of us, a paper and pen or pencil is enough - at least until we're ready to submit, then a word processor of some sort (whether an ancient manual typewriter or the latest computer) is a necessity. If possible, take a trip to your nearest office supply store and indulge yourself - within budgetary means. A new pen - one that lights up at night so you can jot down those middle of the night inspirations? A pad of fancy paper that makes you feel good when you scribble your thoughts? And organizer for keeping track of submissions? Pick one and enjoy. As for the stuff that is outside your budget, make a list and figure out what you need to do to obtain them.
So, what is the one thing you as a writer cannot do without? For me, it's a good pen with an easy flow tip. I love fountain pens, but they aren't practical - a good gel pen works just as well. And college-lined notebook paper. Give me a good pen and a spiral bound notebook and I'm good to go.
Thought for today: One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. - Arthur Ashe