Yes, August is upon us and soon it will be back to school time. Time to start thinking about new clothes, new shoes and school supplies. Getting my new school supplies was always the highlight of getting ready to go back to school.
Even now I seem to have this fetish thing with office supply stores. You walk in and automatically I start getting excited and thinking what do I need. There’s a smell that just says spend money now. Automatically, I grab a basket and start to fill it up and this stuff ain’t cheap.
On my desk at home, you will see an electric pencil sharpener. An electric stapler – love it. A cute little posted note purse, a timer and a beautiful paperweight given to me by an old friend.
Inside the desk drawers are organized with my trays and I have one whole drawer of posted notes. Yes, that’s right. Love the posted notes. A writers must have.
In our office, my ever handy dandy superman husband built us shelves in our closet. At each end, there are racks and also additional shelves above the main shelf where I store books. But the shelves on each end are filled with office supplies. Yes, we are well stocked with file folders, tape, pens, pencils, highlighters (hundreds), paper, labels…you name our office is well stocked. If there is an apocalypse I can write on for a long time.
You would think my office would be lovely and so organized. Not! It was until about two years ago when suddenly I started loading up on swag. There’s no place to store the postcards, the bags, the lipsticks, banner, etc. Plus I keep swag that I’ve received from other authors to mail out and also to see what other people are doing.
After I finish the four books I’m writing this year, I’ve promised myself that this office will be de-cluttered. That will last for about as long as it takes me to get back to my favorite office supply store. Then I will take a deep breath, smell the goodies and just know that there is something in that store that I can’t live without.
What about you? Do you love office supply stores? Did you love back to school goodies?
Sylvia has a new book coming out in August...she hasn't decided which one. But look for an announcement on August 22nd. Sign up for her newsletter to receive all the latest book news. www.SylviaMcDaniel.com