A few weeks ago my computer (Lord Mac) up and died, taking all my files with him into the great unknown. I fell back to working on my phone, which, as much as I love it, is more difficult. I know there have been more errors and typos in my posts lately, and I appreciate the patience.
Today I am officially back to a computer, a souped up Macbook that runs like a ninja – quiet, efficient and quick. This new guy, who I am at this moment naming iNinja, was previously owned by a friend who is a Mac aficionado and she gave him all the bells and whistles he needs to reach uber status.
With the death of Lord Mac I realized that I have very emotional relationships with my machines. It took me a week to get on iNinja and start living with him. I had a reluctance to begin another tech relationship. I’m still in a very passionate relationship with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy 4 who caught my eye with a 13 megapixel camera and then stole my heart.
But here I am, at a new beginning, with all my tools back. I started doing the micro stories because, on my phone, I couldn’t do much else. I like them and will continue posting new stories, but a little more polished.
When I say rough draft on my phone, it’s pretty rough. The last tale I typed sitting on the floor next to my bed because it was the only quiet place I could find in the house. Spellcheck doesn’t work well and I had an inch of text screen. I think that classifies as survivalist writing. The only step down from there is to use a paper and pencil.
Now I’m excited to see what can be done with new tech gear and all rested up. Lessons learned and now on to new things.