I Didn’t Expect It To Be Fun

…and it wasn’t! I spent most of the day working on my fiction writing. Well, not writing but setting everything up. First I had to finish the Books by Carol Ann Facebook page. That took most of the morning.

Next I wanted to update the Books page on this blogsite. I added the links to the books on Amazon and added blurbs about each book. That took most of the time right after lunch.

Since I’m fasting from watching television in the evenings, I decided to make sure I still had the partially written book from 2019. I searched and searched but couldn’t find it on my laptop, nor on the flash drive. I had moved the desktop computer into my bedroom for safekeeping so I decided to check it. Yay! I found it. I copied it to the flash drive, but then I began thinking how much I enjoyed writing on the desktop because of the larger monitor. The only problem is I need a pull-out drawer for the keyboard because my desk is a bit high for me to do a lot of writing without having issues.

I began thinking about a small portable table I have that slides under the sofa so I can color or diamond paint in the living room. It might be just the right size to hold the desktop and keyboard and at a good height. Oh, those thoughts we get when we want to make something work!

Actually, the all-in-one computer fit perfectly on the little table. The mouse, though, wouldn’t fit alongside the keyboard. Then I turned to look at the desk again. If only I had a pull-out drawer for the keyboard. I could also keep my laptop there. Sigh.

Then the brainstorm hit. I bet the table would slide under the desk and it would hold the laptop and the keyboard! So I moved the all-in-one desktop computer to my desk and plugged it in. Sure enough the table works perfectly underneath the desk. I just need to be a little careful when I slide it out.

Happy with the new setup, I turned on the computer so I could update to the newest version of my writing program. The download went great, but then I had trouble entering the license key. Part of the problem was trying to see around the cat who was insisting on sitting right in front of the monitor. After four tries, I was sure they would think I was trying to steal the license! On the fifth try I succeeded and was happy to see the notice that I could legally use the purchased software on more than one computer.

Now the book is ready to for me to complete. I’ve saved it on both computers and the flash drive just as a precaution. But looking at the clock I saw it was 9:30pm. I’m usually in bed around this time, but I had to write a blog. So here I am!

Thanking God for giving me patience to accomplish what was needed to get back to the business of writing!

Until next time…