Monday, November 02, 2015

NaNoWriMo Go!

And boom,NaNoWriMo has begun!

I spent September buying a house and moving out of my rental, and I've spent October trying to unpack and move in and make it pretty, so I've had no time to plan and have almost no idea what I'm going to write. I'm taking a stab at a sort of light fantasy take on moving to a new home, since I don't think I'm up for much else.

And because I'm currently in fountain pen mode (the pendulum swings a bit, as you may have observed), I'm writing by hand again. So far the pen and ink line up is as follows:

  • Lamy Safari (Green) - J. Herbin Lie de The (sample)
  • Waterman Phileas - PR Lake Placid Blue
  • Lamy Safari (Orange) - Waterman Tender Purple (sample)(still don't like the new ink names, Waterman!)
  • Pilot Custom 74 - Pilot Iroshizuki Kon-Peki (cerulean blue)
  • TWSBI 530 - Diamine Majestic Blue
  • Pilot Vanishing Point Twilight (the most beautiful pen EVAR) - Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo ("moonlight" blue)

I like to switch color every page or so during a long writing session, as well as at the beginning of the day. It's good motivation (makes it easier to see how much I've written in a sitting), and this should give me enough variety to keep things fun. All of these are good workhorse pens and relatively trouble-free inks. I'm a little heavy on the blues--may switch one out for a green next time a pen comes up empty.

I wrote eleven pages (comp book sized, but college ruled!) yesterday. Still got it. Now if I can just keep it up for thirty days straight...


Ted said...

You know you're a pen nerd when you have a wallet for them :D

Good luck and godspeed with Nano (:

Joe V said...

Perhaps you can give us a pen review when November is done, like, the one apocalypse pen for the end of the world. Good luck with NaNo.


Bill M said...

Pen mode is good.

Best wishes for a successful NaNo.

Great to see you back!

Elizabeth H. said...

Thus far, the Pilots are probably out in front as the best NaNo pens. Nice smooth nibs. But I'm also remembering how much I like Diamine Majestic Blue--it isn't the fastest drying stuff, but it has a red sheen to it that I find way cool. I may be switching pens and inks around as the month goes on.