During the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, I was lamenting online Marie Whittaker about our severe lack of write-ins, gatherings, hugs, and ability to get together in person. We were talking about the energy infused in us by hearing the keyboards in the same room going clickity-clack as our fellow authors cranked out all the words.

This inspired me to dust off my expensive microphone, set it next to my loudest keyboard, and make some recordings. I edited out some areas of silence, and one cell phone sound. I’ve made two sound files. One is a single track of my typing for about two minutes. In the “three track” file, I copy/pasted my first track and offset the second two tracks by a few seconds. This gives the impression of a room full of keyboards going to town on making all the words.

I have no idea if this will help me, but I’m going to try. I have no idea if listening to someone else furiously typing will help you, but if you want to give it a try, here are the two mp3 files:

If you’re interested in editing my master file, reach out to me. It’s rather large (about 120mb), so I didn’t want to drop it on my web site for all the bots to crawl across and waste my server’s bandwidth.