My current writing speed for blog posts is around 4WPM, but this figure is slightly misleading. The process tends to involve short bursts of typing interspersed with long periods of desperate flailing, and includes lots of backtracking and going around in circles.


The course I was planning to take this year was cancelled at the last minute, so I took a fraction of the money I had put aside, and signed up for an online creative writing program.

This may have been a mistake. I don’t know if it’s going to teach me more than all the how-to books I’ve already read, and it might be yet another distraction from actually writing stuff. It might have other benefits, like encouraging me to focus, or get more organized, but honestly, I wouldn’t bet on it.

Still. I’ll give it an honest try. What’s the worst that can happen?