This past week was spent entirely on a 75 minute presentation on increasing independent mobility and the teaching and support strategies that goes with it. In the end, only 6 people showed up. One left half way through, one came in shortly thereafter, and 3 I knew from my nonprofit. Total fail.
On the lighter side, it was my first time using PowerPoint for awesome graphics and videos. I even had a demonstration using Pocket Controller Pro. I showed my artistic side as well as my technical side. All in one awesome package. For those nerdy enough to care and interested can view that PowerPoint sexiness here.
Now that the presentation is over, I have time for my other love: writing. Kinda. I love writing, that’s not it. It’s just that NaNoWriMo starts in a couple weeks and I don’t have my outline completed for the novel I’m writing during November. Normally I wouldn’t be bothered by this. However, this year’s novel is far more complex than The Unpeople. I’m afraid I won’t be able to keep the story consistent. The outline is already 10 pages long and will likely double in size before I’m done.
I’m also teaching myself the Dvorak keyboard. It’s suppose to be more ergonomic. Also, if you can learn it, it is suppose to increase your typing speed since 70% of all the keystrokes take place on the home row as opposed to about 40% with the QWERTY keyboard. So far I type about 6 words a minute and don’t know z, w, q, x, g, b, or y. But soon…soon.