I haven't done much in the way of writing for the past week. Ever since my computer died and I had to take it to PC Farms to get it fixed, not one word has made it to the various floppies I store my writings on. I have about two hundred words or so written out for piece of flash, added another two or three hundred to a new chapbook, even came up with two more titles for other flash, but other than that, nada.
It's strange, but I don't feel comfortable using the household computer to write my stories on. Whereas I don't mind using it to keep up to date with the blogs and maintain my blogs, I screech to a halt when it comes to working on my stories.
There are a myriad of reasons/explanations I can come up with as to why:
1) Most of my flash is stored on a different software program that the household computer doesn't run on, so I'm severely stressing out over not being able to access it.
2) What I'm currently writing now, I feel more comfortable writing privately, instead of writing it with a lot of people around (i.e. my children).
3) One of the stories I'm working on (a re-write) is easier to do when I'm sitting in front of my computer and studying what I currently wrote and what I previously wrote, so as to get a better idea on where I need to go with the story (dual plotted). Trying to do the same thing on the household computer, with a lot of people milling around and other interruptions, is an exercise in futility.
So let me ask everyone this question: Can you write anywhere at anytime, or do you have such a set routine for your writing that any deviation from it, no matter how small or (in this case) necessary, throws you for a major loop?
Update on 'puter (6/12): Well gang, I found out today that the computer store has shipped my notebook to the manufacturer, Asus, to see if they can figure out what's wrong with it. This is so not a good sign. I can fake out my quarterly taxes next month by overpaying, but I only got enough short stories printed out until the first week of July. No 'puter, no story blog.