Sometimes I bemoan the fact I am so "connected". How peaceful it would be if I didn't blog or have email or worry what I'm missing if I didn't have Internet. But when you're an author, it's near impossible to exist without being connected. In fact, not connected would be like...fearless.
Which I'm not!
It didn't occur to me I'd be without Internet this week. My husband
is fulfilling a bucket list item by serving as a marshal in a pro
fishing tournament in Lake Havasu, Arizona. He booked us at a beautiful
state park camp and RV park about fifteen minutes out
|View from top of one of the trails|
of the city.
There's a sandy beach for people and a separate one for doggies. There
are trails and fantastic scenery right on the lake. But no WiFi? He
didn't think to ask. We've never encountered this. My HotSpot box won't
even connect me. My phone only gets occasional coverage and is so small I
can't do much besides look at my email.
|An old spreading mesquite tree|
here I am, sitting in a McDonald's. I had to drop him off at 5am then
settled in this McD's. Nothing like a McD's breakfast - not! Just hope
I'm caught up by lunchtime. Might be time to start the diet. If I get out of here soon, I won't be able to
respond to comments until I'm back to civilization
|One of my favorites - Desert Ironwood|
I'm hunkered down in the RV, without Internet, I do get more writing
accomplished. Book four in my Love and Murder series took flight
yesterday. And I got in two great walks.
|Rusty waiting to go to doggie beach|
sort of inconvenience makes me wish for the days of no Internet. You
can't miss something you don't have. You can't need something that
doesn't exist. An elderly gentleman on his way out, stopped by my table
and commented. He told me he used to be plugged in but gave it all up a
couple of years ago. All he owns now is a simple phone for emergencies.
Hmmm...some day maybe.
Although she didn’t
start out to write romantic suspense, Brenda has found all good stories involve
complicated human relationships. She’s also found no matter a person’s age, a
new discovery is right around
every corner. Whether humorous or serious,
straight contemporary or suspense, all her books revolve around those two
I too have a love / hate relationship with the internet. We'd get a lot more writing done without it, but who would buy my ebooks if the internet didn't exist.
Thanks, Marlow. So right about sales. Unfortunately, we can't do without it.Delete
Social media and I are not the "best" of friends. I long for the old days (that means I'm very, very old) when we weren't so "plugged in" all the time. Sigh. Oh, well, everything changes.ReplyDelete
Looks like a beautiful place there in Arizona, Brenda, try to enjoy! I know my dog would be in heaven there, and he's just a tiny maltipoo. Have to keep an eye on him, though, so the coyotes wouldn't get him. Happens around here, too, in Texas. Kinda scary, if you stop and think about it. Hey, maybe we are safer inside on the Internet with tiny doggies, curled at our feet.
LOL yes, safer. I've had a cat dragged by a coyote. And a friend had a javalina attack her dog.Delete
I go crazy sometimes with trying to keep up. Unplugging once in a while is good for my soul. Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing, Brenda.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Stanalei!Delete
Unplugged? Good for you! I hope you enjoy your down time at the lake!ReplyDelete
Yep, Ashantay, I actually got the first chapter of my next book done.ReplyDelete