I have joined Rachael Harrie’s Third Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign. Woohoo, I think. I’m going to gain some insight into this whole blogging deal, learn the ropes, meet some great writers who write what I do (and maybe some who don’t). Then a freakish storm whips through, and I’m left with no power. Now, I’m lucky and I know it. I’m not anywhere near the path of Irene. There’s no flooding, no mud, no destruction. A heavy downpour with lots of wind, and I’m left with a sunny day, an intact house, a safe family.
And no power.
That’s okay, I think. I’ll just pop online using my cell phone and…wait, I ran the battery down on my phone last night and didn’t charge it. But that’s okay because I can finally get to work on those chapter edits. Wait, I ran my laptop battery down last night and didn’t charge that either. That’s okay, today I will have a cool drink of water on my porch and relax. No, wait, my pump doesn’t work and I don’t have any water.
Now, this isn’t meant to be a woe-is-me type of blog. Nor is it meant to be a comment on how inept I am in taking care of my electronics. What it is meant to do is remind us of how quickly we can all be disconnected.
That’s a scary thought.
Well wishes to all those touched by Irene.
12 thoughts on “On the Eve of Platform Building”
That is really scary! We forget how easily all of our electronics and wireless devices can be shut off. I’m just over from the campaign to say hi! Hope things get back to normal soon.
Here’s hoping that your power (electricity, not personal. You could never lose that) has been restored. Looking forward to your insights on blogging. It’s a whole different world out there.
It is scary, isn’t it! We moved house at the start of the year and I was without internet for nearly 4 weeks – it almost killed me O_O Funny how easily we take all this for granted.
Hope it’s all back to normal now.
Hope all is fixed by now. I do wonder what we-all would do if the electricity ever ended. Hello from the Campaign, fellow thriller-writer. Look forward to reading more of your blog.
Reminds me of the Alannis Morriset song! Hi from a fellow campaigner. Thanks fro stopping by my blog earlier too
I hope all is fixed soon. I was hit by my own storm, an awful mutant computer virus. It made for a challenging few days. Hope to see you back soon.
Our power unfailingly goes out at least once a year during the winter thanks to rain/thunder/storms. When it does, I really do wander in circles around my house, trying to figure out what to do. “I’ll watch TV! Oh, no. Um. I’ll play on my computer! Oh…well, what about watching a–or…playing a video game or—wait…um…”
This year, though, I’m PREPARED. I have my Nook, so if the power dies, I’ll have something to keep me entertained.
Duh! How did I forget my Kindle??? Thanks for the reminder, Kelley!
Sheesh! So frustrating! Hope all is well now. 🙂 I’m a fellow campaigner and new follower. Nice to meet you. 🙂
I kind of look forward to those disconnected moments!
I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. I love reading your blog so wanted to share it with others.
Thanks for the nomination!