And I'm particular about pens. One quirk I have is to choose a pen and use that one pen until it's used up. Why? Who knows. Maybe because when I get to throw that pen away when it's used I have a feeling of accomplishment.
Here’s an interesting factoid for all interested writers. According to the Bic website, one of their medium ballpoint pens can write up to 1.25 miles. Get a finer point pen and write up to 2.5 miles. That’s a total of about 25,000 words. Multiply that by 10, which is normally how many pens are in a pack, and you can write about 250,000 words.
If you write with a pencil, as some other authors I know do, a typical pencil can draw a line that is 35 miles long. That equates to about 50,000 words.
Steinbeck used 300 pencils to write East of Eden. He was known to use up to 60 pencils in a day, preferring the pencil to a typewriter or pen. Hemingway was also a fan of graphite rather than ink, though ‘Papa’ apparently also enjoyed sharpening pencils while he was working on a novel, to help him think!
Oh the possibilities! What will you write today?