Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Do You Know Where Your Muse Is?

20090922 typecast

Royal Portable Model "O" c1932
Typecast from my 1932 Royal portable.

The Novel (Nascent Form)

NaNoWriMo 2009: The Planning

Norma Jean models my stories-in-progress.


11 comments:

Mike Speegle said...

I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but Clickthing was the very first anablog that I ever visited. In fact, it was this post that first informed me that there was even such a thing as NaNo!

Very motivating, it was.

In other news, yeah, there have been mutterings about some typospherians wanting to wimp out. Hopefully it's just Fall jitters. Otherwise, you know, compulsory expulsion from the ranks, public floggings, etc.

Mike Speegle said...

Also: Norma Jean is sexy. That is all.

James Watterson said...

+1 for Norma Jean

I laughed at the thought of taking down the Alphasmarties. It is true though, we need to rise up in honor of all the typewriters still producing word count. The typewriter brigade is going to flourish this year I just feel it!

Strikethru said...

I think I may definitely qualify as one of the wimp outers. I start graduate school in Oct, on top of a full time job. I'll just be happy if I can get Silent Type out the door on-timeish.

Olivander said...

Oh, *there*'s my muse! Way down at the bottom of this bottle. Here, musie, musie, musie...

mpclemens said...

@Strikethru: grad school? I think your priorities are out of whack.

@Olivander: whatever it takes...

Monda said...

I've decided the only way to Nano is to corner myself. So I'll be an ML. That way there's no backing out.

Done and done.

mpclemens said...

Monda, I'm awed.

Strikethru, take note!

Little Flower Petals said...

I have a plot (albeit a gauzy, unsettled one), a whole month early. This makes me nervous.

mpclemens said...

@LFP: Woo! Good for you. Time to celebrate by having a month of self-doubt and angst.

Will Bernard be noveling this year?

Little Flower Petals said...

The plan this year is to use various and sundry typewriters when I'm at home and the Neo when I'm out and about...but then, that was the plan last year until the evil fountain pens seduced me and forced me to write over 50,000 words by hand. Fun though that was, I think I'll be more steadfastly in the typewriter/Alphasmart camp this year. Especially if I can get over the fear of Neoing in public.