Thirty Days of Thanks - Day 20 - November 20

Today I'm thankful for computers.

Last week I finished the first draft of my latest novel. I'm excited about it and can't wait to get it finished and sent off.

Imagine revisions fifty years ago. You'd have to type an entirely new sheet of paper. If you revised a paragraph as many times as I do, trying out different sentence structures and different word options, the task would be arduous and wasteful.

Now imagine that I can cut and paste and play around with things as much as I want. If I don't like what I've done I can hit that little backward circle arrow (I'm sure it has a name, but I don't know it) and it can put me back where I was. I can easily correct a misspelled word or jump right in and add an entire descriptive paragraph. If I want to make Chad's hair a different color or add a cute, crooked smile, I can. (I really like Chad, by the way.)

A computer makes being a writer so much easier. Even with my down arrow that doesn't work and my "e" letter that's threatening to fall off at any moment, I'm thankful for my computer.

4 comments:

Tawnie said...

I just think it's amazing that you can put enough words together to create a masterpiece. Good job! Can't wait to read!

Kristi said...

And what is the name of this book?
We got our card in the mail about your new book release. I can't wait to read it.
And now I can' wait to find out who Chad is.

Vern said...

That "little backward circle arrow"--you mean the undo button? hahaha. Computers are a blessing, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Can someone help me out please?
I have looked and looked and i cannot find a "little backward circle arrow" on my computer. do you think they left it off of mine?
I love the ease of using a computer,
but I consider myself "computer illiterate." I can do what i need to do and that is about it. But I do get by! LMH