Technology is a beautiful thing. I love my computer, couldn't live without the word processing program I use to do my writing, and—as my husband would no doubt be very quick to tell you—I am...oh, let's say...just a teeny bit captivated by e-mail. LOL
When you're a writer on a deadline, technology can be a wonderful thing. Or not.
Recently, I was plugging away at the work-in-progress when a new program I'd installed on the computer began acting up and my screen froze—and proceeded to freeze every ten minutes.
As I continued to plug away, the program began to spontaneously combust and shut itself down every five minutes.
Then, even though I had set the backup feature to do its thing every two minutes, I discovered it had decided not to do its thing at all. So I lost countless pages of writing.
And this program's designed to help make the writing process go smoothly! Grr...
But wait, there's more.
A few days later, I was deep into the best part of drafting a story, the part where thoughts burst into your brain so quickly, you can barely type fast enough to get them down before you lose them, and...and... The keyboard died. (sigh)
The computer settled down, finally, and that seemed the end of the catastrophes.
Although, today—I suppose just to make sure I didn't get too complacent—this blog post refused to go live....
Yes, technology is a beautiful thing, isn't it? When it works. LOL
Well, despite all the recent frustrations, the good news is that being on deadline means I'm due to have a new book out. (smile) That's just one of the many things I have to be thankful for in this week before Thanksgiving.
Another of them is you.
Thanks so much for stopping by. And, if you celebrate it, I hope you have a wonderful turkey day filled with family and friends and good food.
All my best to you,
Barbara White Daille