So we have a power outage today. Which, if you’re a modern writer, I don’t have to tell you is detrimental to the writing process. Seeing as how I only have so much battery left on my cellphone, I figured I better post today while I still can.
I kinda wanted to talk about my latest game review for Geek Nifty today (which can be found right HERE) but with just a tiny keyboard and limited power, I’ll have to get creative.
It occurs to me that my spiritual ancestors would have little concern for the problem that is currently ruining my entire writing day. Even as recently as my father’s day, he would’ve just busted out the typewriter and gone to work like nothing was happening. We’re so reliant these days on the convenience and connectivity that the modern world provides us, but you know what? I don’t think that’s a bad thing. It’s not like we lose our damned minds and run screaming into the streets when the power goes out. I mean, I won’t get any writing done until the power’s back, but when it’s back, I’ll have access to so much more than my predecessors ever did.
Like I said in my last blog post, I have the ability I become versed in nearly any subject I want at a whim. I can write accurately and creatively thanks to the connectivity technology affords me. And when it’s done, I can have it in front of the eyes millions (dozens?) of people almost instantly.
So, yeah. It’s sucks when the power’s out. And maybe we are reliant on the tech of today to function. But what we can do when it works is so valuable that it’s worth it.
And if if you ever need a devil’s advocate for anything in particular, I guess I’m your guy.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.