Mumblings of an Aging Writer
When I woke up my neck hurt and my right hip stung and burned. I had to leap out of bed anyway because I had a charlie horse in my right leg. Then I stumbled when my leg gave way (sciatic nerve) as I raced to the john. Phew.
Mug of coffee in hand I sit to write my morning pages, I’m a page and a half in before my writing hand goes to sleep. I quit to do some stretching.
Now, at my computer I try to print the pages I wrote yesterday for editing. Error message; printer can’t be found. I’d hoped it might heal itself after many unplugging’s, restarts, and a night’s rest; I’d even made a trip to Wal-Mart yesterday to buy a new router, maybe that was the problem. Nope. Meanwhile, a few more stretches and I pick up my iPhone because my VOIPO (voice over internet phone service doesn’t work either because it can’t find the internet). I make the dreaded call to customer support.
I know they will tell me to unplug and restart everything, which involves getting on the floor behind the TV with the flashlight and magnifying glass; then the biggest challenge at my age – getting up off the floor again.
Well, Canon customer service was wonderful. They are in America! We had no trouble understanding each other. Problem fixed!
Next, I need to call Brighthouse to find out why my internet isn’t working and then I still have to call VOIPO (voice over internet protocol) where they will tell me to get back on the floor and unplug everything again. I just want to go back to bed, but then I think of everyone else who is facing their day, especially the workers who try to lead me to technology nirvana, and most especially all my aging soul sisters who think I’m their computer guru. They leave me no choice when they call me their shining example.
Boot up and write, i’m going to unplug and restart!
NAMW – National Association of Memoir Writers
June Roundtable Webinar- FREE to All
EVOLUTION OF A MEMOIR–EVERYTHING IN ITS OWN TIME
4 PM PDT 5 PM MDT 6 PM CDT 7 PM EDT
June 15, 2017
We are so pleased that Rifka Kreiter will be joining us. Her book Home Free will take us back to the era of the sixties, and the adventures that were life changing for Rifka. We all go on a journey into the past as we write our memoir, and we discover and uncover surprises, ahas, and “oh, I did that?” moments along the way. It’s a journey that ultimately is rewarding, and I’m glad that we get to speak with Rifka about the life story that has become her book, and her challenges along the way to write and publish her memoir.
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