I have to admit, I used to write all of my stories long hand, in a college-ruled notebook when I was in high school. Even occasionally in college. But my handwriting is messy at best, illegible at worst and when we finally splurged for a computer, I never looked back.
I’m a pretty fast typer, so I don’t *usually* have a problem with words coming faster than I can type, and I like that I can actually read what I’ve written after I’m done *grin* Plus, spell-check is a gift from the gods.
But despite my love for my keyboard, I’m also slightly obsessed with finding the perfect pen. Not to thick, not too thin, smooth ink, non-smudging…the list goes on and on. Enter my favorite pen website – Jet Pens. I can spend hours here, debating the particular merits of liquid ink pens over gel pens, fountain over ballpoint. Even better, they carry mostly Japanese pens, and if anyone is more obsessed with their writing instruments than me, it’s the Japanese!
And these pens are delicious – any color, style, nib, body, shape you can think of, they have. It’s like pen porn! And I am addicted. I was hesitant to share my shame, lest any of you have a similar penchant for pens, but we’re all friends here, right? You won’t judge me too harshly I hope. Especially after you check out their site. (And they do have free shipping on orders over $25!)
They do have pencils and markers and calligraphy supplies as well, if that’s what floats your boat, but point me in the direction of the pens every time, and I’m a happy girl.
So do any of you have a similar obsession? Or are you addicted to something else?