Friday, January 25, 2013

The Internet Miracle

This post is part of VikLit's new blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is post every Friday about some small (or big) accomplishment for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.

I first started writing a novel when I was a kid in the late 70s. I armed myself with a big notebook, pencils and erasers, a dictionary, and a dog-eared copy of Roget's Thesaurus.  I knew nothing about writing a book, but I figured, How hard could it be?  (I see you all laughing out there!)  After managing ten or fifteen pages of scribblings, I got overwhelmed and gave up.

(Don't get confused because here's where I get to the thing I'm celebrating.)

 This week, I'm just grateful for the internet!

Everything's online now -- the whole world is literally at your fingertips.
  • Online writing communities to give you tips and support
  • Reference sites all for your dictionary, thesaurus and grammar woes
  • Sites where you can research everything from quantum physics to jungle spiders to San Francisco cable cars
  • Writing programs with that glorious auto-correct feature (I love that thing!)
  • Info about what agents and publishers are looking for
  • YouTube vids, shopping sites, or chatrooms for entertainment during your down time (and we all need down time)
I'd never have succeeded in becoming a writer without the internet making it so easy for mePlus, I've made awesome online friends. 

I love the internet, don't you?

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