National Novel Writing Month with My Little Blue Typewriter


Little Blue Typewriter Complete with case and original instructions! 

 I cannot believe it is already November!  November does not only mean the edge of the Holiday season, but National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  For the past three Novembers I have joined thousands of other frantic would be  writers as we attempt to write a complete 50,0000 word novel in one month.  I have not been successful yet. However, it has been a great creative exercise, and I have met a group of great people going through the exact same thing as me.  In the spirit of growing as a writer I decided to try something different.  

        This year, I am attempting to do a bulk of my writing on a vintage typewriter.  Although I already have a maroon typewriter with glass keys, I decided I needed something sturdier.  Being someone who has blown out the keyboard not once, but twice on my MacBook I opted for a Brother Deluxe from the 1960s.  (Definitely skipped on the glass keys.)  My little blue typewriter is an Ebay purchase, and all I had to do was change the ribbon.  Anyone interested in vintage typewriters may like to know that Amazon sells universal typewriter ribbon that fit my machine easily.  

       Last night I warmed up with a few opening paragraphs, and I found the clacking of the keypad fairly soothing.  It will certainly keep me from getting distracted by the internet.  

Anyone else participating in NaNoWriMo 2013?  

Ready for the close up!