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Friday, 5 March 2010

Laptops and Writing

Sorry about the delay in posting but I haven't had a laptop due to a technical fault in the wire. I'm actually still waiting for it to be sorted out but thankfully have found a friend who has lent me his wire (thanks everso). I have not had my laptop for over a week and it surprised me just how much I rely on it. I love you, my laptop, and hope never to be without you again.

I couldn't check facebook, couldn't go on my emails, am so far behind on blogs that I have no idea how to catch up and have barely got any work done.

I know that last one sounds silly as I am a writer and it is true, you don't need a computer to write. And I did try the handwriting thing. But I just couldn't get into the mindset - I need all the distractions of the internet while I work. The way I see it is that when I get stuck I can have a little break from the writing through facebook or whatever and then I go back to it to continue - there is less stress in filling the page this way for me. When confronted with a blank page of real paper I got scared and therefore didn't start the writing (very not good). Hopefully I'll be able to catch up now and not have to find something bearable on daytime T.V. to keep me occupied.

2 comments:

Kess said...

I'm exactly the same! I'm a perfectionist when it comes to writing, and quickly put off by mistakes. When I'm typing on my laptop I can delete with the click of a button, but if I'm writing with pen and paper there's a part of me that wants to tear up the page and start all over again when I make a mistake!

Also I find the internet useful for (frequent) respite breaks!

Bethany Mason said...

Thanks for sharing your views Kess - and it's a relief to know I'm not the only one with the weird quirks lol :)