I don't know about your neck of the woods, but here school has already started. In practical terms this means nothing to me since I'm neither in school nor have a child in school. And because I'm staying home for a few weeks with Mr. W, I don't even have to brave school traffic on my way to work in the morning.
But like most self-respecting writers, I have a great affinity for office supplies. Pens and notebooks in particular. And now, even though I'm not going back to school and even though I do most of my writing on the ol' laptop, I feel like I deserve some lovely new pens. Pens with thick ink. Mmmmm pens. Mmmmm thick ink.
But notebooks are where it's really at. I had a gazillion of them when I was growing up, full of unfinished story ideas and lists of character names, and lists of stuff I liked, and journal entries and a million other things. I still love notebooks, and a while ago ordered a set of these:
It's a set of three personalized notebooks from Paperwink. Yes, I did need them. The coolest thing is that you get to customize the little vintage-y labels on the front of the notebooks with your name, book title, website or whatever you want. And you get to pick colors. They're the perfect size, thin, and they're only $15 for the set.
You know you need these. At least, I know I needed them. Just call it your own back-to-school present to yourself.