Starting this post with a confession is quite hard to do, to be honest. But I decided to do it anyway:
I AM SCARED TO BE HOPELESSLY OLD-FASHIONED
I know you might laugh, but I’m terrified that I’m getting too old to be able to change my ways and finally give up my affinity to my paper agenda.
It is a beautiful agenda, teal colored with turquoise surroundings. It not only includes my annual agenda, but also a little paper notepad and an address book. It’s a COACH agenda and I’m very proud to have it. That thing is about 13 years old and I remember exactly where I bought it and why. And it’s about as heavy a gallon of milk.
I love it deeply and not only use it to write down appointments but also birthdays, addresses, things to do and things not to forget…
It is however really heavy and uses up a lot of space in my purse, which forces me to leave it at home and get a light and easy annual planner to take with me, just in case I’m on the road and need to add an appointment.
As soon as I’m back home I’ll take what I wrote in this ‘on the road’ planner and carefully copy it to my COACH agenda which I just for some reason can’t give up…
I know it would be BY FAR easier to throw them both away and take my appointments, notes, to-do list and birthdays and enter them into my smartphone. I just really think I’m confused, weird, old or simply ‘stubborn’, because I’m not there yet.
In all these years of technological progress, where I effortlessly progressed from Telex to Telefax, from Telegram to text message, from typewriter to computer, from a rotary phone to smartphone I’m still addicted to my paper agenda and planner.
It would be so much easier, but I still haven’t done it – and I’m asking myself why? Do I need to be forced to? Am I waiting until there won’t be any re-fillers anymore for the new year? What am I waiting for?
Do I need a psychologist or rehab? What is it that I need to make this progress, to get this change done and make life easier for myself.
If you have an idea, I’m going to be delighted to hear it! Thank you!
I’m almost a little shocked I’ve got news in my writing progress – again. Right after Christmas, I published a blog post about sending the first book in the series to my editor.
Since then I have been working intensely on the second book in the series – and finished the first draft of the book.
Of course, there is a lot to do now until that one is ready to be sent off into the knowing hands of my wonderful editor. But the first step is done. I only decided to interrupt my current work on the book to write and schedule this blog post.
It’s time now to find out if the second book is a novella as well or if the draft will turn out into a novel. I’m very curious, I admit.
It seems with this second book, that had been resting for such a long time, I suddenly picked up where I left off and galloped towards the finalization.
I currently work alternately on book four and five of the series… I guess it’s time to think about the sixth one.
What I can see more and more into the series is, that I enjoy creating the people, building the stories, finding their path through the adventures. I feel home with a pen and paper in my hand like I belong. This is, how it feels – to be an author!