I never learned proper typing. Even if I write and type everyday, I only use six of my ten fingers.
Learning to type properly is a real asset for a writer :
- It means working faster.
- It means cleaner drafts.
- It means less frustration when I’ll read what I wrote the day before.
- It means less corrections, more time for editorial work.
- It also means the ability to tell your inner editor to f*** off pretty quickly.
- It means also funnier procrastination with killer scores at typing video games.
But he paradox is here. I do not have the time to learn properly because learning properly means committing yourself the new method.
So it means more time to deal with mails, more time spent typing more time, more time, more time… for three weeks at least in order to build basic muscular memory.
And three weeks in a world ruled by computer communications, that’s eternity.
That’s at least 45 articles with their translation.
Today, one complete article takes me at least an hour.
I know -for I have already tried -that it takes me at least 3x times longer while working on them and trying to type properly.
That’s 90 hours added.
That’s almost a NaNo and a half for me (ie 75 000 word).
Days won’t stretch and I am only human : I do not have eternity in front of me.
So I’ll keep on typing badly.