Is it just me, or do writers all over the world struggle with their keyboards? I find that I write more words when I use a certain keyboard, but I don’t always have that keyboard available, and I almost feel defeated if I don’t type using my favorite one.
There are times when these feelings seem like a stupid excuse to not write. There are other times when the struggle is real, as in I can’t even put my hands on the “icky” keyboard at all, because it isn’t the one I like using.
I’m trying to figure out if this is a mental block due to the topics/scenes I am writing or the actual act of typing itself. Why does this go on in my head? Should I be worried about it? Should I see a therapist and psycho-analyze the reasons I get so upset that I keep myself from writing when I don’t have my favorite keyboard? Or, am I just like a “normal” writer with a bunch of quirks I can’t explain to anyone other than a fellow writer? Or am I just over-analyzing myself to death instead of writing my novel?
I fear answering the questions above because that would take away the severely limited time I have to devote to writing, which I am getting more done more this year than last (so far anyway). Why stop my progress and dive into the issues of my keyboard? Just struggle through for right now with whatever keyboard I have and figure it out later, down the road.
If I go mad with this one day, at least there will be a story to tell.