A new year, a new start and a new computer. So Happy New Year.
Shortly after the last entry on this blog computer problems began and within a couple of weeks things were clearly terminal. I battled on using a tiny tablet computer but it was not for me and so began the rounds of computer outlets, website and review sites and endless conflicting advice from more knowledgeable friends until I finally bit the bullet and did the deed. A new laptop now to master. Everything is just a little different from previous models, short cuts that had come naturally now need thinking about and the need to back up work constantly looms upmost as the final drafts of several pieces lie locked away in the now defunct machine.
On the plus side I have the chance to be more organised in saving and filing work so that I will hopefully waste less time tracking down that carefully researched fact or locating that quote that seemed so apt to open/close a planned article. I still have my writing course to complete but alongside that I have requests for two more articles on topics already researched and I intend keeping up with the letters/tips/photo contributions to magazines as these produced a steady flow of cheques, vouchers and gifts throughout last year.
I don’t “do” resolutions as such but certainly I hope to be more structured in how I organise writing time and the resulting output. Maximising available time seems a better way forward than trying to create more opportunities. And with those random thoughts I will return to the work in progress.