Monday, March 3, 2008
New Thing #344: Quick Quotes
On the plane back from California this weekend, one of my eyes watched Becoming Jane while the other one tried to sleep, and one of the things that struck me as so charming about being a writer in the 18th century was not just that she wrote everything by hand, but that she wrote it with such elegant quills. Same for the Harry Potter crew, and they could have easily just conjured up notes instead of writing them. Today I wrote with a feather quill, complete with a little jar of ink. It feels so romantic and smart! I had actually given an ink-and-quill set to my sister for Christmas several years ago, and when I found it unopened in my closet at my parents' house this weekend, I figured she wouldn't miss it. This will definitely be one of those new things that I continue to do after the project is over. I kind of can't wait to be Weird Lady in Coffee House Writing With Crazy Pen.