It turns out I can write a first draft in a day

Of a short story, that is. Where I pretty much had the idea already, and, OK the first page too. And it’s not very long (3000 words). But still. Thanks, Ken, for telling me you can write a shortish story in four hours. That got me off my ass.

Next week: the editing session from hell will begin. It turns out that when I’m creating I don’t even look at the screen, just stare out the window, imagine the scene and touch type. And in those circumstances, I touch type really poorly. Some of what’s there isn’t even spell checkable, my friends. (People who know me will know that I touch type pretty well when I’m actually LOOKING at the screen/keyboard.)