My slightly shameful addiction

With NaNoWriMo underway, I feel it’s time to come clean about my deep dark addiction.

I…am addicted… to notepads.

My whole house is littered with them, all various shapes and makes and sizes, each with odds and sods written in them. All stuffed in random cupboard and under my coffee table. Every time I see a new notepad, I get an overwhelming urge to buy it. And I never throw any away, even if they’re full, because what if one day I need the random idea I jotted down in that notepad (this has yet to ever actually occur).

I’ve written 10,000 words of my NaNoWriMo novel so far and almost all of it has been done by hand in a notepad which lives in my handbag for train journeys. Whilst it means I’m getting lots of words done in the hour and a half solid writing time I have each day, it also means I’m spending almost two hours typing a night. I could take my laptop on the train, but writing directly into my computer just doesn’t have the same satisfaction as scrawling across page after page of a pad.

Until next week, Happy Writing!

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