Like you I have been using pencils for years when marking up scripts and librettos.
The problem has always been sharpening them, breakages, sharpenings all in your briefcase, pencil case, handbag, whatever. Also, pencil markings can be quite unreadable in some lights. Nightmare.
Well no more.
A few shows back, a choreographer introduced me to frixion pens and I have never looked back.
THEY ARE A REVELATION.
They are ballpoint pens that come in a selection of colours … yet are ERASABLE.
Yes, a simple, convenient READABLE ballpoint pen that is erasable!
Write all over your libretto in multi-colours and know that you can rub it all off afterwards.
I’ve binned all my pencils and I couldn’t be happier. Join me. 🙂