Thursday, September 06, 2007

Issues, not problems, with my computer and my writing

Well I thought my computer issues were over but I'm still dealing. I have yet to install my printer software, digital camera software and I need adobe reader to open stuff such as my insurance documents. When I tried to download these things my computer says I don't have enough MB, so that's no good. I think what might be causing this problem is that this computer, when given to me, had Windows 2000 on it. I put on XP and it didn't replace 2000 instead both systems are still on there. I have no idea how to get rid of 2000 and I can't use it because it keeps giving me error messages saying that part of it has been erased. I have no clue.

Then I figured out that Windows XP doesn't come with Microsoft Word and that's why I don't have it anymore. Someone must of put it on my computer before and I never realized it. It would be nice to have it again but right now I can't even get everything else on my computer. Oh well, maybe it's for the best. I was a bit too addicted to spell check, which wasn't really all that useful. Although, I'll seriously miss word count, especially when doing submissions and NaNoWriMo rolls around.

I'm trying not to become too obsessed and spend too much time working on my computer issues. I have been working on my Christmas story even though I think the opportunity of getting it published for this season is gone.
I'm having a hard time writing it because I keep getting stuck. I have amazing dialogue between the two characters but I never feel the need to have narrative paragraphs so right now it's nearly all dialogue. Maybe when I type it up (I'm writing it in long hand currently) I'll think of some narrative to put in.
It did cross my mind that I could write a story that's all dialogue but I'm not sure if that would be experimental, annoying, a combination of both or something else entirely.


D.B. Echo said...

One of the features of Windows XP is that it's supposed to be plug-and-play with most peripherals - USB ones, at least. Have you tried just connecting your printer and camera via USB and seeing if they work?

I haven't plugged in my newly-repaired computer, which cost me over $500 to get fixed - even after the AAA 20% discount. Good thing I'm working again!

I finally saw HPatOotP! I have a review on my site. I also started buying candy for Halloween! I hope you get more trick-or-treaters this year than last!

Ashley said...

I haven't tried just plugging them in. I've been more obsessed with trying to get rid of Windows 2000 but maybe I need to give up.

And Halloween at my house this years is Harry Potter themed. I'm hoping it was the colder weather that kept kids away last year and not my new location. Maybe I need to advertise.