Pencils? That’s what you use, Vicki? Seriously?
If you ran into me working, you’ll probably see three things–4×4 ruled sticky notes, a large calendar book, and yellow mechanical pencils.
Yes, pencils. I wouldn’t use a brush. I’m so not a painter like our beloved Kathryn. As for pens? A long time ago, I took shorthand. I was very fast and my weapon for scribbling–the classic Bic pen. But time passed, shorthand has fallen away, and my creative genius moved along. I discovered Missing Vowel wordsearch books. Let’s face it, with a pen, erasing is a no-go. The paper tears. The ink smears. Etc. But a pencil IS erasable.
I use a pencil for my calendar book, too. Dates and times change almost daily. And with a pen, I faced the same smearing and tearing paper issue. Pencil it is!
However, I’m not an ordinary pencil user. I like the yellow mechanical variety–the Papermate sharpwriter. No sharpening involved. Nor no sharpener to lose. LOL
Do I sound a tad anal? Maybe. Maybe to some. I like to thing organized. And when organized, my life is less stressful, and I can work peacefully. Most days. Like you never know when the dog will throw up.
Coming November 1, 2020, three holiday cute-meet tales in: