nanowrimo typing frenzy
Hardly any time to blog, November, Nanowrimo, madly writing novel on typewriters, using every typewriter I own with few exceptions, now convinced of superiority of Hermes Baby, surpassed only by Adler Tippa late model Dutch made types with so little effort, but still drawn to Hermes and Hermes clones such as Olivetti Tropical, Silver Seiko, all alike, how did those Japanese get away with this copy, don’t care, smells like cigarettes, noisy but works flawlessly typical Japanese machine no, again Hermes Baby, seafoam green, all plastic so what works great, must get back to typing now, see you in December, 30,000 words done, 20,000 more to go, story not even close to being finished what do I do, will have to keep going or else cut the plot short, not enough time..
Getting close to the finish line here. Three days to go and I need 2100 more words to hit the magic number of 50,000. One problem – impossible to wrap it up that fast! More furious typing ahead. Have switched back to the ultimate typing speed machine, Hermes 3000 in order to up the production rate to the max.
NANOWRIMO = November novel writing. I’ve had no time to think about blogging since November 1st, as I have been busy every evening writing a novel. Of course I am typing it, and using lots of different machines. I have discovered that the larger typefaces scan to OCR with better results than 12 characters per inch. Sadly this means I had to stop typing in bed on my Hermes Rocket, since it has small type and the OCR results are rather poor. This novel is a continuation of last year’s, minus the deceased characters of course… This scene takes place in Delhi at a train station. Typed on a Smith Corona Classic 12 ($5 at church sale).