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A few weeks ago, my computer had some issues. The kind where things won't stay open more than a few minutes and an ominous clicking starts about 20 minutes after each reboot.
Needless to say, I didn't get much writing done. Scratch that. I didn't get ANY writing done.
I'm diligent about backing everything up, so I wasn't concerned about that. But it WAS a challenge to get anything new out on page in between all the mini-crashes and restarts as I tried valiantly to salvage the system through fixes.
What I did discover were new ways to keep moving forward on my story, sans laptop.
- You can get an amazing amount of things done on your phone, including voice texting yourself blog posts. (I did two!) And cleaning up that pesky Twitter feed.
- The backlog of writing may melt your brain.
- Mini tape-recorders are a God-send. I actually managed to "write" a couple thousand words via dictation. I typed them up once I got my new laptop.
- Catch up on some quality reading time. In between all the reboots while trying to salvage my old laptop, I enjoyed a great read with Maria Dhavana Headley's MAGONIA.
- And, when all else fails and you're ready to chuck it out the window, go to bed early. Sometimes it's the best way for imagination to strike.
I'm back in action with a new laptop now. No more brain melting for me!