Friday, August 3, 2007

Writing in 2007

The other night I saw the preview for the long-anticipated movie Becoming Jane. I’ve heard lots of buzz about the movie and am looking forward to seeing it, but as I saw actual clips of the picture for the first time, I got to thinking: How much different than mine was Jane’s writing life? This question led to some serious reflection on the wonderful blessings I enjoy as a writer in 2007. Here are just a few:

1. A Laptop Computer I love mine so much I named it Lil’ Lappy. It’s much more fun to say than Dell Inspiron 1501.

2. Gap Sweats I once read an article about an author who got dressed up in a professional outfit every day rather than writing in her pajamas. All I can think of is, she must not have yet discovered Gap sweats.

3. Pre-cut Vegetables So easy to grab when I’m on a writing roll, but need a quick snack. Plus, they make me feel better about the chocolate I ate the last time I needed a snack.

4. Online Dictionaries I remember the days of looking up everything in a big fat Webster’s. It's so cool to me that now the correct spelling of Czechoslovakia is only a few keystrokes away (and the only reason I knew how to spell it.)

5. The Blogosphere I am so absolutely happy to be a part of this blogging group. I’ve learned so much from my fellow bloggers' posts. Thank you Ink Ladies!


Marcia Mickelson said...

Great blog. I don't think I would have made it as a writer in those days. To write everything by hand, ugh! We are definitely spoiled.

Stephanie said...

I may have written the first draft, but the idea of second and third drafts by hand and lamplight, leave me very glad for my computer.

Tamra Norton said...

I only have one addition--spell check! This tool is a blessing from above.