This creates a problem for last minute gals like us because while we're good at so many things, if something goes wrong at the last minute...
A minute we were counting on to get a job done...
Now I know you're thinking "Ruthy... this is a simple solution. Do stuff ahead of time."
And of course that's BRILLIANT!!!!! You guys are so smart!
But what happens to the best laid plans even when you're prepared?
That's what we're talking about today. Writers before the internet had a huge job/task to gather information. We're talking libraries... snail mail letters sent to experts, then waiting for the graciousness of a reply that might or might not come.
They had to hunt down bits and pieces of information. Tabulate and categorize them manually. By hand!!! And then keep it all straight as they wrote huge tomes about life... love... joy... and tragedy. And don't forget technical books and biographies and how-to books.
Anyone who has ever read an antique cookbook knows how things have changed. Those things were short on pictures and LONG on words....
Life is so different now. We are so blessed with information at our fingertips. It's crazy, really. Crazy convenient! But what happens when the internet shuts off?
WHAT IF THE INTERNET DISAPPEARED????
What would you do? How would you handle it? How would you revert back to pre-connected-life?
As writers we'd have a whole new level of work to do, and one that doesn't take place in a living room... it takes place in a car or by plane or by phone call, research, research, research.
But readers would feel this too. We all would because internet access isn't a convenience anymore. It's a necessity! Because we've grown dependent on it.
So here's the question for you, darlings... and I have a copy of "The Lawman's Holiday Wish" and "The Christmas Kite" duo for you if you leave a comment....
and a copy of "A Cowboy Christmas" my duo with the amazing Linda Goodnight... if you leave a comment.
What would you miss the most if the Internet disappeared?
Multi-published, award-winning inspirational author Ruth Logan Herne is so blessed to be doing