NOTE: Sorry this is so late. I was supposed to have internet access at my house today, but it’s now 6:00 pm and it won’t be happening anytime soon. How very appropriate when you read the post that I wrote (I wrote it yesterday).
Being a writer without the internet sucks! It’s not that the writing is hard, because it’s not. I could write without electricity if I had to (fountain pen by candle light anyone?). Composing is the east part. It’s the business side of the writing that suffers.
My preferred method of communication is email. I use it DAILY, but without the internet at my house (it was supposed to happen today…I don’t know now), I’ve been out of touch. Going to work hasn’t helped either. I work in the schools, and since my email account is a generic on-line freebie, most schools block those sites.
The off-line bit is okay Thursday-Sunday, but with weekly deadlines on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, I NEED my email on those days. That’s usually when I’m fact-checking with my contacts and touching base with my editors. I’ve even gotten a few last-minute assignments on those days. And 99.5% of this happens on-line.
Without the internet I am lost, stressed, and the most annoying person EVER (because I don’t ever remember all of my questions at the same time, so I have to keep calling over and over and over again). I don’t like to be that person.
NOTE: There was a great little closer here about how today AT&T was going to move my service from my old house to my new house and I would be on-line again…I had to pull that since I have now banned AT&T from my life and have to find a new provider. Any ideas? Anyway, back to the message:
I imagine that some day I’ll be sitting in a circle, saying my name, and telling people how long it’s been since I last logged on in. But in the meantime, I’ll be at my keyboard.