EDIT 10/31/12 - I've edited this piece to streamline it and make it flow a bit better. I also had the pleasure of meeting several people from NaNoWriMo a couple weeks ago and they're going to publish this on their website soon!
This is brilliant. Would pasting a white sheet of paper over the monitor help with blindfolding Mr. Editor? Sure can't read anything, but if anything happens while typing, at least the blurry image of pop-up messages are still somewhat visible through the paper.