With nothing but a mechanical keyboard and steely determination I went to work. Carving the future with a mouse and keyboard, one word at a time. I was going to prove that I could write a novel on this thing.

It wasn’t easy. I had to fight the urge to give up several times, but I powered through it. It wasn’t just my writing skills that improved, my self-discipline grew too. As did my typing speed, which is always nice.

All in all it was a pretty positive experience. So much so that I’m willing to give it another go with another book. It worked – This may sound silly but the fact that I was able to finish writing a novel in a…

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