Camp Nano…day 3

Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo (Photo credit: mysterywriter40)

Ahh…the writing was more difficult this evening.  I still managed to write a little over 1700 words (total of 7617 so far) today, but it most definitely wasn’t flowing smoothly.  Having said that, I was still pleased with a couple of passages from today’s writing…so can’t complain.

I couldn’t sleep last night, seriously, woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep for a couple of hours.  While I was awake, I thought about getting up and writing, but was afraid I wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep at all…finally drifted off.  Then had to get up and go in to work…busy, busy…

Now that I’ve got my writing done for the day, I’m thinking about just taking a nice relaxing bath, then going to bed to read.  That Kindle is being neglected since I’m spending so much time writing these days.

Wow…for someone who usually has plenty to say, tonight’s post is pretty abbreviated…ah well, better than rambling on about nothing, right?


Portable Typewriters

Portable Typewriters (Photo credit: alexkerhead)

I know there are a lot of you out there who have never used a typewriter…who have always used a computer for all of your writing needs.  But, for those of us just a bit older (okay, maybe quite a bit older), we learned on a typewriter.  When I saw a picture of one that looked like my grandpa’s, I was reminded  of typing class in high school (none of this modern-day keyboarding for us, uh uh…we learned on a real typewriter).

I think the thing I remember the most about those classes is how loud it was, keys being pounded or pecked, the carriage being slung back into position when you got to the end of a line (that sound was actually my favorite memory of that class…if you were really good, you were able to kind of get a rhythm going…peck, peck, peck, peck…sling….peck, peck, peck, peck…sling), paper being pulled when the page was full and a fresh, crisp sheet being wound into place…ahh, yes…those were the days…well, kind of.

Honestly, I much prefer today’s technology over the typewriters of old…those things were heavy, there were times when you’d get ink all over yourself, and I was never able to type as many words per minute as I can now…of course, practice could have something to do with that…I’m sure I spend more time typing now than I ever did in high school…you know, being the smart-aleck, know-it-all kid that I was, I just knew typing wouldn’t really serve any purpose in my life!!  Ha!  And now I spend a big part of my life writing…who knew?

I do still have my grandpa’s typewriter tucked away in a closet upstairs, maybe I’ll pull that baby out, shine it up and use it as my inspiration to do a little more writing every day.  Or, at the very least, take a picture of it for a blog post!