Most of you know I’m the Anti-Shopper. Turns out I’m the Anti-Techno Queen as well. Shortly after I put my DH on a plane in the wee hours of Monday morning, I learned I had no connectivity in the condo, for either TV or internet. And my land line phone was iffy.
Since I couldn’t log on, I had no number with which to call my carrier. I knew that I might be able to fix things by unplugging and replugging and booting the whole system up again, but figured I’d likely bollocks up the whole thing if I tried.
So I’ve been disconnected for a few days. I must apologize to my Red Pencil Thursday volunteer, April Holthaus, who was scheduled for today. And I also apologize to those of you who signed up for my subscription and got a raw, uncritiqued version of this week’s offering. I so did not see things going this way, but now that the DH is home again, I’m back online. I don’t know what I’d do without my resident wizard.
Well, actually I do. I’d be stuck without internet or TV with an iffy land line phone connection.
So what did I do with my few days of no internet or TV? I wrote quite a bit. I managed to meet my word count goals for my current WIP before lunch each day. (Sort of gives me a hint that I spend too much time flitting about cyber-space.) And instead of the usual assortment of crime dramas and sit-coms, I read Ashley Gardner’s Captain Lacey mysteries and watched a few Downton Abbey episodes on DVD.
Which leads me to wonder if an occasional break from all this connectivity isn’t a good thing. Don’t mistake me. I’m glad to have a chance to be back with you, but it’s made me realize I need to reel in the internet & TV monster.
How about you? Do you ever feel pressed by the tyranny of technology? Do you become anxious if you’re disconnected? What do you do when you can’t log on?
PS. I’ll be emailing my RPT volunteers with a new schedule shortly and, barring further technical difficulties, we’ll be convening our regular online critique group next Thursday! Thanks for your patience.