Flying Blind

With no alternative but certain and epic NaNo failure for the first time, I bit back my misgivings and tried typing with my eyes closed.

Shock!

The typos were manageable, because I can still feel the tip of my left index finger upon the surface of the correct key (to hold my place)even though I can't tell where the rest of my fingers are. (It's bizarre enough to be able to type at all, given the other issues I have neurologically, who knows why the brain works the way it does?! I don't look that gift horse in the mouth...) The other shock: it also seems to free up parts of my brain I didn't realize were locked up. Tonight's blind word count: 5371 words: pure story. It felt like writing I used to do a couple years ago in my ability to focus in on the internal environment I was trying to create- maybe I did more writing this way then I realized as my vision went away.

This feels like it's opening up a whole new way of processing words in my head and getting them out of it...

Maybe NaNoWriMo is not over for me this year just yet.

One day at a time...

...and tomorrow...I get to try out my new Mr. Coffee which looks like something that belongs on the USS Enterprise. It makes five cups, technically, which means it's perfect because it makes one cup by my standards...