As longtime readers know, I’m a tad obsessed with productivity.
And here is what I think is actually one of the most important factors to being productive: typing really freaking fast.
(Curious how fast you type? This is a good site to test it. I’m around 110-120 come at me bro).
Think about how much time you spend typing per day. Then imagine you could write the same number of words in 75% of the time or even 50% of the time.
If you’re languishing in the 30-40 wpm realm (the average typist), just think of what’s possible if you could type three times as fast! Imagine if you could type as fast as your brain can think!!
You could send extra emails, get a few more pages done on your work in progress, and have some more time for chores, just by typing faster.
This is, sadly, not the time where I tell you about my patent-pending typing class available for $19.95 with free shipping and handling. But I would definitely encourage you to think of typing like muscle strength and work on it like you would an exercise regime.
If your typing form is poor, consider a typing class, either online or in person. If you’re good, play speed typing word games to get better.
The faster you type, the more you get done. It’s that simple.
I’m available for manuscript edits, query critiques, and consultations! And if you like this post, check out my guide to writing a novel.
Art: Underwood Standard Typewriter