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...