Writing is not the only thing occupying my days lately. I find that I must live several months in advance, thinking ahead to the next release, whether it’s another edition of The Taker, or the next new book. With a release comes the question of promotion: what kind of events are appropriate? Store events, book festivals, an appearance at a writer’s conference? Promotional material must be designed, approved and sent to the printer.
One detail is nagging at me. It’s a subject near and dear to most women’s hearts. I need to find a new tote bag to take with me on the road this year.
Ah, the eternal quest for the perfect bag. As much as we know there is no such thing—any more than there is a perfect haircut—still we persist in the search. We have our criteria. This year, mine are: big enough to carry my laptop in a pinch yet not so big that it visually overpowers a short person; holds items securely yet is not so restrictive that I have to unlock three deadbolts to get to my cell phone; is of a style that can go from an event in Milan to a writer’s conference (where the average ensemble is a polo shirt over jeans.)
In other words, what I want is a bundle of contradictions. No wonder I have yet to find what I want.
Which is why I’m asking for your suggestions. Do you have the perfect writer’s bag? If so, please help a sister out. Send me a picture, or a link, and tell me why you love it.
Next up: finding the perfect pair of shoes.