Procrastinating my writing by way of typecasting...
I feel your pain on the digital storage front. My current laptop has a 640 GB drive and I now have perhaps 100 GB left. I'm shopping for a 2x2 TB RAID external for my archives.When my wife began graduate school, we bought a Mac through the student bookstore discount program (first post typewriter machine). With a substantial up charge for a larger drive, I remember we felt like we were living large with a 250 MB hard drive. My Canon 60D comes in around 6 MB per JPG.Technology marches on...
I've been sitting on a few letters for far too long. With all the house-related things going on and juggling a few clients needed copy editing, I've been swamped! Hopefully I'll be able to hammer out a few letters tonight - and one should be for you!
We've resigned ourselves to 'killing our darlings' IN-CAMERA, before the download. If it's not something we want to print and share, it has to go.That's the only way we prevent our poor old PC from going under.
I often reply to letters soon after receiving them, in order to ride the wave of enthusiasm created by finding them in my mailbox.But now I am in the unique position of having quite a few letters to respond to (including yours) -- a very nice feeling, actually! -- so I'd better GET BUSY before the craziness of NaNoWriMo begins.I imagine that I won't be hearing back from my correspondents involved with Nano until after the holidays!!By the way, what typewriter did you use for this post? Really nice, clean typeface! Do I smell a Selectric? ;-)
Yeah, I ride the "wave" twice. Once when I first get the mail and then a second time when I reread the letter before replying (usually a week or so after I receive it).You may be amazed at what a working writer will do to procrastinate. An unanswered letter is always a good excuse to not work on one's novel:)Yes, this is my Selectric with the Strikethrough-envied Artisan fontball!
The sad thing is that I mostly take the photos, resize them and then drop 'em on my external HDD (1.5 TB). And never take another look at most of them.