The Writerly Habit

This blog is about my struggles to get into the habit of writing regularly.

Back on my feet

Hi guys. Well, I'm back on my feet lol. I'm really excited, I just bought the perfect typewriter on eBay. I've been looking for one with just the right key style and shell shape for about three years. I bought a Royal portable from the 1940's but that didn't work out so well. It was hard to type on (slow) and the text was very faint despite the new ink ribbons I bought. Then I went back to using my family typewriter, a circa 1980's electric. That one was really loud. I really didn't want an electric anyhow. So here it is, the Royal Safari:

I don't know what it is, I just really like old typewriters. This one is from the 1960's. I ended up spending about $70 with shipping but it's so worth it. I can't wait. Oh, I also decided to do the Arrowgrove course. I even have my pseudonym picked out...of course I won't be sharing that. I just can't imagine using my real name when writing erotica. Imagine being at the checkout at your favorite bookstore. It's Christmas time so it's really crowded. The checker recognizes your name on your credit card and says "I love that rape scene you wrote for the Big Book of Erotica!" How embarrassing.

I'll let you know how the typewriter works out. I'm hoping it works as well as I think it will. Writing on a typewriter is like stepping into a different world. I am able to release more...I don't know why. It's also a very romantic image...or at least I think so. I grew up in the age just before personal computers. I had a plastic pink Barbie typewriter. We bought it at a thrift store and I was so excited to have it. It actually worked. Mind you, it only had one ink ribbon and my parents never replaced it. We didn't get a family computer until I was twelve or so. We used computers at school, but I had to type up my homework on the typewriter. Maybe it just reminds me of a time when I was younger and less weighed down by the world. If I was older, I'd say it was a desperate attempt to cling to my youth lol. Alas, I am still in my twenties. I'm going to try and get my darling Nick to take me to Office Max today to get some pink ink pens (love pink ink) and to fax my enrollment form for Arrowgrove.