Jaye’s Week… Swings and Roundabouts

My brain needs a disciplinary, as I can no longer make it behave.

Mind you, it must be contagious, for my laptop and tablet are exhibiting similar tendencies.

I have just spent the best part of an hour, first with the laptop and then the tablet, trying to run through my emails from the comfort of my armchair.

The laptop was on a go-slow, so I switched to the tablet.

This annoying piece of crap had decided not to respond at all. Patience personified, I kept trying, only for the battery to drain away faster than a chocolate teapot. Something it shouldn’t have been able to do, seeing as it wasn’t actually doing anything.

I can feel the day coming when I will take a hammer to the both of them, as I am not sure how much longer my brain can cope with these insanity-inducing contraptions.

It wouldn’t be so bad if I wasn’t aware of all the wonderful things they can do. When in a good mood, of course.

But I ask you, is it asking too much to have a piece of equipment that actually does what it says on the tin?

We wouldn’t stand for such substandard performance from any other electrical object, so for all that’s Holy, why do we put up with it?

The main desktop PC is not immune to such shenanigans, it’s just sneakier. Its favourite trick at the moment is ignoring whole sentences while I am busy typing them.

I get no warning, no sign that something has gone awry. The first I know about it is when I try to read the work back, only to find yawning great holes where parts of my story are missing.

I tell you, it is beginning to feel like a conspiracy…

On the bright side, and I do try to find this, even on grey days, nothing affects my pen and paper. Sometimes I am so glad that I can write, blissfully, as far away from technology as I can get. As happy as Larry, knowing that I am in total charge of the creative process.

So, to end on a much happier note, I have to report that the first draft of Swan Song, my WIP, is taking shape. I was slow to get cracking but it was good to get back in the saddle again…

© Jaye Marie 2020

12 thoughts on “Jaye’s Week… Swings and Roundabouts

  1. I share your pain.
    They are share an evil AI, and Word dares to constantly challenge my use of English!
    As for those weakling collaborators, the programmers they have obviously never been anywhere near the artistic process.
    Strive on and best wishes

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  2. I guess I am luckier than most, for my laptop is in use 12-14 hours a day, and I get 3-4 years of good service from them. We have an agreement, and it rarely fails me. Now, my wireless Internet connection is a whole ‘nother story, but … knock on wood … it’s been behaving lately! Good luck on Swan Song! How is Anita doing these days? Sorry I haven’t been here for a while … U.S. politics is keeping me pounding the keyboard into the wee hours without much of a break for pleasure.

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