But what if the power does go off and I lose my internet connection? No TV, computer, or cell phone? What would I do? I may have to –God forbid—pick up a pen and write the old-fashioned way. This is troubling, and yet, somehow exciting. Because isn’t that what writing is supposed to be—just the writer and his/her thoughts? Jane Austen didn’t have a laptop, and the Founding Fathers didn’t proofread the Constitution while listening to their iPods, yet their magnificent creations continue to inspire, guide and entertain millions of people.
The first purpose of this little rant is to remind all the writers out there that whether you have the latest gadgets or not, the thoughts, feelings and words to create the next masterpiece are within you. The second is a reminder to be thankful for everything you have—friends, a roof over your head, and yes, those devices that make our lives a little easier each day.
Wishing you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Writer and editor, Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services