I recently had a small electrical fire at my house and it kind of killed the electricity to my bedroom. So, no lights, no heat, and most importantly no computer.
I never realized how completely my life as a writer revolves around my computer. I never writer things by hand anymore. Why bother with the hand cramps when typing is so much easier and faster. I used to carry around a little notebook to jot down story ideas, now I just have my phone send an email to myself, thinking that I can work on it at home. Now all those emails are piling up for no one to read.
Blogging used to be a quick, fun little thing I did when I had a free hour. Now I have to make appointments to barrow a friend’s computer. Working on my novel has come to a grinding halt. I just joined a reading group on Goodreads (to find readers on the down low) and now I can’t even participate! Seriously, I’m going a little crazy being without my beloved computer, and it’s only been a few days.
Writers have NANOWRIMO as a month long celebration of all writingdom, but I think we should also have a special day to worship the all mighty computer. Without it our kind shrivels up and dies!