Few things in life are essential. The rest is just trivial. But, as a writer, you need:
Thick skin. For all the times society rejects you.
A place to keep your rejection letters. You can store them in a cool, dry place before burning them in your fireplace.
Notebooks. Napkins just don’t cut it.
A playlist for every occasion. It seems like every scene calls for a different song.
Comfortable clothes. PJs are an absolute must.
A box of tissues. If you’re not crying, your readers aren’t either.
Books on books on books. Because when you’re not writing, you’re reading.
A book deal. Every writer needs one.
Chocolate…and more chocolate. Or candy. Cake even.
A pet of some sort. Pets make better company than people.
May you write the next bestseller and make millions this year.