My Technology Summer (a chatty post)

As I’m reading books in preparation for an essay about the effects of 21st technology on writers, I’m—at the same time—immersing myself in technology this summer.

Girl Outside with LaptopIs that wrong?

I just ordered an iPad 2 (yes, that’s a squeal of delight you hear!), learned how to format Kindle books (so much easier and more fun than I could have imagined), and upgraded from the trial version of CyberLink’s Media Suite 9 that I used to make the video in the last post.

I also have a new blog background image to reflect the other focus of Summer 2011: what I’m now thinking of as The Hattie Project. Here’s an update:

☑ Proposal written and ready to send to agents
☑ Sample chapters written, revised, and proofread until my eyes are bloodshot
☑ Momentum gained and confidence at the ready

I’m reminding myself that I’ve done this before. It’s funny, though, how each book feels like the first, just as we have the same intensity of love and fear for each child (although we may make more mistakes with our firstborn).

Back to my technology summer. I’ve been waking up before 5 a.m. each morning eager to start the day and resume The Hattie Project. I want to think of a project for an ebook, just to be able to format it. I want to figure out how to optimize my blog for iPads. I want to make more videos.

What creativity block? Hello, summer!

10 thoughts on “My Technology Summer (a chatty post)

  1. I love your ideas for the Hattie project…especially the videos…an amazing idea now that I’ve seen the first one…I am elderly and slow to gain momentum for new ideas until I see them and then can embrace them.
    Can’t wait to see more of Hattie. Some woman.☺. Siggi in Downeast Maine

    • Siggi, I so appreciate your support for this project! I tend to have the problem of too many ideas at once, so I’m glad that this one is taking its time and coming to fruition. 🙂

      I don’t have any sisters, and neither did my mother. My only child is a boy. I feel that I’m drawn to Hattie’s diaries in part of understand her as a woman, and, in turn, to understand the woman in me.

  2. I like the new background, very cool. Up at 5:00 am., my you are ambitious. I admire you.

    I cannot take myself to the Kindle. I love, love my books; the smell, turning the page, the cover and they all look oh so pretty on my book shelf. 🙂

    • Thank you 🙂 . I’m not sure it’s ambition I have as much as excess energy these days.

      I know what you mean about paper books, and I could never give mine up (or stop buying them). I wasn’t sure how I would “take” to the Kindle, but I’m finding there is room in my reading life for both (and it sure does make it easier to take more book choices while traveling!).

  3. Lisa, I think I’m almost as excited as you about your Hattie project! Love the videos! I hope to be able to figure out how to do videos for my blog with me speaking. Anyway, sounds like you’re moving right along and have some fun projects lined up for yourself!

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