I spent the morning revising the final chapters for my upcoming novel, Her Book of Shadows. I really enjoy the revision process as all of my ideas really come together during this time.
And so I was pretty happy already, when someone knocked on the door. It was Mr. Postman and he had a box for me. It was from Goulet Pens, those guys I talked about a few days ago. It was a small order but I’m sort of a nut over pens and paper so I was excited.
As is typical of Goulet Pens, the package is bullet-proof. I think Brian and Rachel own an interest in in a bubble-pack company but I’m not complaining. What it means to me is that everything arrives in pristine condition and I get to burn a few calories digging my way into the the stuff I ordered. Brian could teach a thing or two to other people who ship products to me.
This order was only two items, a small Rhodia Dot Pad and a spiffy Rhodia Webbie. I love the small Dot Pads as simply scratch pads, mostly because the sheets tear off cleanly and can be used for sketching as well as writing.
I tried Rhodia notebooks a couple years ago when I got frustrated with my Moleskines, whose paper had gotten flaky, at least for fountain pen use. The problem at the time was two fold. Rhodia insisted on putting their logo on each page. This was a small problem and I could have overlooked it. A bigger problem was that the darn things wouldn’t lay flat and it drove me nuts. I used that notebook for about a week and pitched it.
The new Webbies, though, are wonderful. They use 90-gram Clairefontaine paper which is my favorite and they’ve removed their name from the paper. Most important, however, is the new Webbies lay flat…flat…flat. As they have always been, Webbie covers are beautiful. I love mine. Yes, indeed, it’s been a good day.
Cheers — Larry