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I Feel Impotent

I'm a fast typist. Ninety words per minute. Take it.

That last line, however, took three minutes to type. It's excruciating. Why?

I'm switching to the Dvorak keyboard layout. For those who don't know, typewriters started out with their keys arranged in an "ABCD" configuration this caused the hammers to bind, so the standard "QWERTY" keyboard was invented.

I lost NaNoWriMo

On Mike Dariano

This November I participated in NAtional NOvel WRiting MOnth or NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write a 50,000 word story in thirty days. I did not. I ended my month with 38,777 words done, a rate of 1292 per day. I also blogged almost 10,000 words this month. Here is a chart of my writing, oddly enough, the only day I didn't write was the 29th. I woke up later than usual that day and didn't write in the morning like I usually do, and the rest of the day was filled with great times with family.

Even though I didn't finish a novel, I'm most of the way there. My character has faced a few trials along the way and has a final one to overcome before the resolution. I've posted two other sets of thoughts on NaNoWriMo here and here. My final few thoughts are these;

The ultimate questions to ask is, will I do it again? Yes. I want to be able to finish the month and this first run illuminated what I need to do. My blogging needs to be scaled back or my focus on novel writing needs to be more important. Like a good story, I lost this round, but after a year of training, I'll be back for a rematch.


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