Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm not trying to brag...

...but I am completely thrilled with the boon that is the Typewriter Brigade. Good karma all around for the TypeMos. I've never written this much this quickly, and I'm actually falling behind in my story, despite being about three days ahead in terms of word count. There's literally not enough writing time in the day right now.

I know that this is the honeymoon period, the thrill of being able to finally -- finally -- work on the novel after all that time planning and sifting and jotting and sorting, but I'm completely convinced that there's something magical about typing it up by hand, no electronica and especially no distractions. And I'm really enjoying camping out the office lobby with the Skyriter. It's a sweet little machine, even with the sticky "5" and "e" typebars, and it's attracted its share of comments. I just love being able to go heads-down with it and bang out a page or five in an hour.

I've been watching your blogs and checking your word count, and I feel just a trifle guilty about crowing this loudly this soon, but I'm way too giddy not to say something.

6 comments:

Oliver said...

Yeah, yeah. We'll see how giddy you are at the end of week 2. :-p

mpclemens said...

Oh, I know that the honeymoon will be over soon enough. Luckily I've got a character POV change and a different subplot coming up in a day or two, so I hope I get to ride that goofy high a little longer.

I plan to wallow in Smug as long as possible.

Strikethru said...

Rub it in, why don't you! I am currently preparing my Nanowrimo concession speech.

mpclemens said...

Boy, I *try* to take the high road...

I seriously would be hurting without the outline/cards. I am trying to find last year's word counts, but I vaguely remember being really fed up with the story around 20K and padding like mad for the last week or so.

Mike Speegle said...

Jeez. And here I was happy with my 1200-word surplus. You're a machine.

Duffy Moon said...

Doing the Brigade proud, Mike. Godspeed, and don't stop until the smoke clears on 12/1.