Saturday, April 21, 2007

Computer addict

Back on line - bought myself another computer, in fact. So I now have two... never want to be without a second again; it was awful. Ok, so I am addicted.

And to think when I started writing seriously, I used a manual typewriter and an eraser. That's right. An eraser. They used to sell special typewriter erasers.

(There you are, now you know - I am so ancient, they didn't even have correction fluid back when I was young...)

I am now so broke, that I think I can lose weight. No money for food, you see. So If you see a new svelte me, blame my addiction to computers.

Seriously, I think having a computer and all those wonderful opportunities to revise, revise, revise, without retyping the whole thing, has made me (and probably everyone else too) a better writer. I would never want to go back to the good old days if I had to surrender my laptop...

3 comments:

KarenEMiller said...

That is *fantastic*!!!!! And anyway, food is over-rated.

Yee haw! Go you! No more icky internet cafe!

Satima Flavell said...

I'm with you, Glenda. I couldn't bear to write without a 'puter these days. I actually know a few people who prefer to write by hand and then key the work in later, saying that their creativity is inhibited by a keyboard, but me, I wouldn't have the patience!

I've been feeling computer-deprived since I've been travelling as sometimes several days at a time go by when I can't get access to one. Terrible not to be able to check my e-mails and friends' blogs! I'm not writing at all, except to blog, but I look on travel as being process, even if the product is not going to manifest until some unspecified future date.

But as for food being over-rated, Karen, I ain't so sure. Given the choice of eating or writing, which would I choose? Hmmm...

Glenda Larke said...

If it came down to writing=starvation, or food? Hm. I'd probably end up eating the writing...