The computer is a marvelous instrument in the writing industry. The things we can do with it are unbelievable and I am so thankful to have mine. I wonder what my book would look like now if I was still writing it in a notebook. I mean, with all of the changes I have made and research, I think I would have sacrificed several trees by now. Having a laptop is is even more useful. The ability to take it with you and jot down notes, do research or make revisions at the drop of a hat is great. But, there will be times when even that isn't going to work. That leaves us with our trusty notebooks.
On Friday, my kids and I went to pick up my son from camp. While I was going down the road, a revision idea came to me and I told my daughter to get my notebook out. She instantly became my secretary. Today we are going to the river to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday. Yup, the notebook is going with me. You just never know when an idea will hit you or you are able to catch the scent of something and want to describe it.
I am sure I'm not the only one out there who feels this way. With all of our technology whirling around us these days, sometimes going back to the basics is sooo much easier.