Since I was thinking about trying to enter NaNoWriMo this year, I started thinking about the old manual typewriter I had when I was a kid. I’m pretty sure it was a Smith-Corona from the late 60’s, but don’t quote me. Anyhoo, I started looking around the Interwebs and lo and behold! I found that manual typewriters have a small but fervent following. Long story short, I ended up buying a 1971 Olympia SM9 portable manual machine. For $13! I just recently had it serviced by Cambridge Typewriter Co., and she is sweet! (yeah, she’s a lady). Next thing I know, I’m daydreaming about typewriters at work, constantly looking at listings on eBay, buying typewriter paper, and gearing up for a crack at NaNo. I think I have a new obsession on my hands.
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