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02 April 2009 @ 12:42 pm
trying to find the zone  

I fear today may be a day of many posts. I’m finding–not just today, when I’m trying to get JvC started, but in general–that I’m spending a great deal of time screwing around when I’m at Nook, my writing computer. It’s the moral equivalent of playing Solitaire all the time, although I don’t actually have any games on that computer anymore. But I blew through the last chapter of TRUTHSEEKER when I moved to the laptop, so I’m kind of thinking that perhaps I’m desperately in need of a change of venue*. The liveblogging thing helped me too, although probably if I do that I’ll put it on toonowrimo, my writing community.

The problem with writing at the laptop is my shoulder, which is already not keen on the idea. I’m trying to figure out if I can stabilize myself sufficiently that it won’t be a problem, although the inherent shape of the keyboard /is/ a problem. And no, I don’t think attaching a different keyboard would actually solve the trouble, but thanks for suggesting it. Typing with only my left hand would solve it, but I’m too well-trained a typist to do that; I just pretty much couldn’t type at *all* when my right hand was broken/sprained/whatever happened to it. So I don’t know. I may have to just really suck it up and force the issue at the writing computer, but meh. Sitting somewhere else would be nice.

*What I’m really in desperate need of is six or twelve months off, but I’m not going to get that, so I’m trying the change of venue thing.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Cally Beckeldestmuse on April 2nd, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
It's a shame that text-to-speech software is so primitive.
kitmizkit on April 2nd, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
It is, although I think that's such a different way of writing it would have to be done on a project that wasn't contracted for, so I could learn how to do it without any pressure. :)
jeniferjjeniferj on April 2nd, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
I was just going to mention something like IBM Via Voice or Dragon Dictate. Though I'm not sure how that would affect the writing process. Might be a little clumsy. And training yourself and the software would take some time...
Brian: evil kitty laughlogrusboy on April 2nd, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Teaching it the difference between [expletive] as part of the dialogue and [expletive] as in the baby just dropped something heavy on my foot might take a lot of time. :)
wednesday childewedschilde on April 2nd, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
oh man, we need to get you a masseuse.

but one that's spelled right. it's early over here!
kitmizkit on April 2nd, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Believe me, if I could keep one on staff, I would...
wednesday childewedschilde on April 2nd, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
i think we all need one. it should be part of a writer's package!
Brian: evil kitty laughlogrusboy on April 2nd, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Six to twelve months off? Isn't that like 2-4 books? *whimper*