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11 June 2008 @ 07:30 pm
Typing it old school  

The first book I wrote, NO SONG BUT SILENCE (which I presume is terrible, and am afraid to look at), I wrote sitting at the end of my parents’ living room couch in Alaska, a word processor balanced precariously on the arm while I typed away.

Sixteen years and sixteen novels later, I’m sitting at the end of my own living room couch in Ireland, a laptop computer balanced on precariously on the arm while I type away.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

ytd wordcount: 212,000
miles to Minas Tirith: 508.7

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
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ladynladyn on June 11th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
That kind of sounds like me. Only I'm usually on the couch sitting indian style with the laptop perched on my legs. I'm frequently cold and the laptop is often warm, so it's a good relationship!
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on June 11th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Your wrist is gonna get maaaaaaad. :)
John A Pittsbravado111 on June 11th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
You wrote your first novel when you were four?

I find consistency in some things to be very comforting. That is a requirement for writing. Change frequently = bad for me.

Just my two cents.

Patchchamois_shimi on June 11th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
*snort* I wish she wrote it when she was 4, because that would mean I was still 19!! ;D
kitmizkit on June 12th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
Aw, hell, I didn't even write my first *poem* until I was 6. I'm clearly a slacker. :)
J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on June 12th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
Sixteen years and sixteen novels later, I’m sitting at the end of my own living room couch in Ireland, a laptop computer balanced on precariously on the arm while I type away.

...because you found the Coolest Job Evartm
anthony_lionanthony_lion on June 12th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
What brand/model of word-processor was that?

Just curious to know if I have one like it in my collection...
kitmizkit on June 12th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
It was a Brother wordprocessor with a ... 6 or so line screen, I think. It would've been in production around 1989, I believe, since I wrote the book in 92 and I think the WP had been in my grandfather's possession for a couple years prior to that.
anthony_lionanthony_lion on June 13th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
No chance of the Brother machine still existing, is there?
(Don't think I have one in my collection... )
kitmizkit on June 13th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Um. I'm almost sure it got bequeathed to my sister or a friend or something after I got myself a computer, so...almost certainly not. Sorry!