I just read a column on Salon where the columnist basically trashes the idea of NaNoWriMo. I have never participated myself, but I know several of you in the Typosphere regularly do. The column can be fund here –

http://www.salon.com/books/writing/index.html?story=/books/laura_miller/2010/11/02/nanowrimo

Read the article, then check out the comments. Priceless! The first few negative ones were the best, really taking her to task for her Holier-than-thou attitude. Enjoy.

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.