From the middle of insanity…
I think my brain needs seeing to, as I can no longer make it behave the way I want it to.
Mind you; it must be contagious, for my laptop and tablet are exhibiting similar tendencies.
I spent last evening, first with the laptop and then the tablet, trying to run through my emails from the comfort of my armchair.
The laptop was on a go-slow, so I switched to the tablet.
This annoying piece of crap decided not to respond at all. Patience personified, I kept trying, only for the battery to drain away faster than a chocolate teapot. Something it shouldn’t have been able to do, seeing as it wasn’t doing anything.
I can feel the day coming when I take a hammer to both, as I am not sure how much longer my brain can cope with these insanity-inducing contraptions.
It wouldn’t be so bad if I weren’t aware of all the wonderful things they can do. When in a good mood, of course.
But I ask you, is it asking too much to have a piece of equipment that does what it says on the tin?
We wouldn’t stand for such substandard performance from any other electrical object, so for all that’s Holy, do we put up with it?
The main desktop PC is not immune to such shenanigans; it’s just sneakier. Its favourite trick now is ignoring whole sentences while I am busy typing them.
I get no warning, no sign that something has gone awry. The first I know about it is when I try to read the work back, only to find great yawning holes where parts of my story are missing.
I tell you; it is beginning to feel like a conspiracy…
On the bright side, and I try to find this even on those grey days, nothing affects my pen and paper. Sometimes I am so glad that I can write, blissfully, as far away from technology as I can get. As happy as Larry, knowing that I am in total charge of the creative process.
So, to end on a much happier note, I must report that the mindset for the new WIP is firmly in place. I have enjoyed being away from all the technobabble so much that I shall be doing a lot more of it!
I wrote this post way back at the end of 2018, and not much has changed since then!