Nine-fingered typing . . .
I usually type using all ten fingers, as I learned to touch-type many (many!) years ago on an old IBM electric typewriter. Generally, that’s a good thing, and I rarely even think about what my fingers are doing as I write, but when I injured one of my fingers last weekend, I found myself hampered and spent most of this past week either too uncomfortable to type for more than a few minutes at a time, even using only nine fingers, or finding it too awkward and slow-going to type for very long or to think less about the physical act of typing and more about what I was writing!
Fortunately, the hand is healing up nicely, and I’m back to typing with all ten fingers. So I began writing again yesterday evening. However, with all I had to do today, I wasn’t able to do any catch-up. RL is like that! But I can’t complain, as it was a beautiful day, and I spent much of it enjoying the blue sky, green mountains, and fresh breeze. Nope, can’t complain at all!
I do hope to have another chapter of one of my WIPs up very soon, likely a chapter of Draco’s Heart (no, I’ve not forgotten about that one!), then I will be taking a bit of a pause in fanfic writing to get back to another project for a while. Unless, of course, my Muse becomes insistent about the next chapter of A Long Vernal Season, which I was in the midst of writing when I took my unplanned break. Of course, I could have written longhand, but I haven’t handwritten something then retyped it in so long, I’m not sure I’d be able to anymore—the handwriting I could manage, though I am not sure whether my thought processes would be the same, but I think the retyping would drive me batty nowadays.
So watch for a new update of . . . something fairly soon!