The 1st thing in my 7 Important Things, is this -
My daughter bought me this for Christmas and I absolutely love it. The scrabble squares are on an electric wire, you stick the letters on you want, plug it in, and it lights up. Brilliant! Unfortunately, though (as I'm sure you've noticed), there weren't enough squares to do the whole 'Keep Writing' so it's minus the G. It hangs at the top of the wall in front of my desk and reminds me to....well, just keep writing!
Second on the Seven Important Things list is -
I don't know exactly what you'd call this. A mood board? Inspiration? Research? It's a collection of images I printed off when I started writing Cell 7, to help me with the mood of it, the feel, to help me picture what a TV station looks like, the cells, and the characters too. If you have a look you'll see stills from Fox News, photographs of court rooms and of the Old Bailey, lots of pictures of different cells, and 'beds' that are used when administering the lethal injection.
Also at the top is a quote from Gandhi, it says 'There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts', which presided over all the writing of Cell 7. It was good to come into the room, sit at my desk, and take a moment to look at the images before launching into the writing.