I did end up hand-writing my NaNoWriMo novel in a notebook—a 100-page green spiral notebook that was on the clearance rack at OfficeMax (and I only bought it because I irrationally felt sorry for it; OfficeMax always has that creepy about-to-go-out-of-business vibe).
Based on the size of my handwriting, I can reach the 1,667-word daily limit in about six pages (three pages front and back). It’s a long, hard slog that would definitely be made easier if I were typing, but the
main only reason I’m hand-writing is so I won’t have to drag a flash drive and laptop everywhere and worry that they are either going to get lost or lose charge at a crucial moment, respectively.
As for the story, I’m not sure how it’s going yet. My main character Eliza is at her high school graduation party, and someone may have spiked her drink, because everything she’s experiencing has taken on the color of a bad dream. Basically, it’s hallucinatory with a ton of run-on sentences and a lot of fun.
How’s your NaNo starting off?