The Most Feared Expression

One of the most feared expressions in modern times is "The computer is down."
~ Norman Augustine

Yesterday, I had what I thought was a major computer problem, but instead it was very modem somehow got unplugged. The panic I felt when the Internet was not available scared me a little bit. I do most of my writing on the computer and spend at least 2-3 hours a day on the Internet, researching, reading blogs, writing and finding markets. When I went on my mini-vacation to Oregon I had no computer access for five days and I must admit I enjoyed it. I wrote on actual paper with real pens, read a lot and worked on scenes for my manuscript all without the aid of the computer. But the minute I got home I was happy to get back to my Mac.
I am trying to get through the writing block book to share my experiences but I'm stuck trying to get through the psychology of writing block, which I think is quite ironic. I hope to have more to report on Monday.

Today, a link for a poetry contest. I covet their pens. No entry fee. Cash prizes. Now, get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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