I know how to spell [usually].
I know how to type, though I'm not a touch typist. I can fly around the keyboard provided I can see the keys.
Why the fuck can't I combine the two?
Yes – the old Keyboard Dyslexia is getting worse.
Somehow a word form in my mind, and the spelling of that word is intuitive, but when I try typing that word something else entirely appears on the screen. Sometimes it's transpositioning of letters [when I typed "something" above, it appeared as "smoething"]. Sometimes I go to type a word and a completely different word appears. I go to type "the" and "a" appears on the screen. It's not a case of typing too fast or anything like that – it just happens.
Lately the Dyslexia has taken a new turn. It has started omitting letters. It's not a case of stuck keys or breadcrumbs under ["unter"???] the keyboard, as the letters can be quite random. In a lot of cases it's the letter "l" so instead of typing "In a lot of cases it's the letter", I get "In a ot of cases it's the etter" which frankly ["franly"? Now the fucking "k" is at it!] makes my musings somewhat more unintelligible than usual.
I have started typing a lot slower and am being very deliberate with the keys I press. That isn't having much success as in revenge it is doubling up on letters, so instead of "letters" I get "lletters", which sort of proves that the particular key isn't being under sensitive, or maybe that it is being latently over sensitive.
My scribbling has now slowed to a crawl. Instead of flying across the keys I am picking away, one finger at a time, and then spending a considerable period going back over each sentence clearing out all the errors. Damn those squiggly red lines!
I used to publish my musings around [“are”?] one in the afternoon. I don't know why as I never thought of myself having a deadline – it just happened that way. But now I'm publishing later and later because of all the damned editing.
Maybe I need a new laptop?
Or even a new aptop?