My brain needs discipline, 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 showing similar tendencies.
I have 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 since it wasn’t doing anything.
I can feel the day coming when I will take a hammer to both of them 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 wasn’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 why, 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 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 yawning great holes where parts of my story are missing.
I tell you; it is beginning to feel like a conspiracy…
Speaking of a conspiracy, has anyone else noticed how difficult (annoying) Word is becoming? They seem to tinker with it almost every day and it is becoming a nightmare. I was reading a post earlier, where the virtues of Scrivener were explained, and how sensibly easy it is. Maybe I didn’t need Word anymore?
Any feedback on this, please?
On the bright side, and I do 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. Until it is time to commit it to digital, that is!
So, to end on a much happier note, I must report that the mindset for the new WIP Ghost of a Chance, is firmly in place. I just need to find a better way of working on it.
But I have enjoyed being away from all the technobabble so much, that I shall be doing more of it!