I learned how to type while in high school. I had a typing class. I never seemed to do very well in that class but I did learn the basic method of typing with all my fingers while looking elsewhere. This was probably one of the only real practical skills I graduated with that came as a result of that entire silly academic experience.
I find myself writing every day. I begin the morning writing three pages in a college ruled spiral bound notebook with a sharp pencil or ball point pen. I write a page and a half with my left hand and the next page and a half with my write hand. When the note book is full I toss it into the recycle bin and begin a new one the next day. I picked this ritual up out of the Artist Way book by Julia Cameron. I do it because it helps the flow of my creativity. I am not sure how it works but it does.
I am working on writing new songs lately. We have begun working on a new CD and it has motivate be to create new material. We have our next gig at the Literary Life Book Store on the corner of Eastern and Wealthy Streets. We are doing a concert along with John Rybicki who will be reading poems from his new book, We Bed Down in Water. This all happens July 11, Friday night 6:30-9:00. John is my brother in law and has long been an inspiration for me to keep writing.