Tell me if you know this one.
You ferociously watch your schedule all week, knocking out the mandatory stuff and chipping away at the little things that could, perchance, intrude on your weekend. You ARE going to have a BIIIIIIG block of quality writing time on Saturday.
You allocate Saturday morning chores to the kids and make it abundantly clear that you are COMPLETELYOFFDUTY for the whole of the morning.
Bed welcomes you early on Friday evening as you bask in the feeling of having beaten your schedule into submission with vast dominion. You feel wonderful about your achievement and are alive with expectation for Saturday. You start writing in your mind as you drift off.
You awake with the birds, well rested, slip into your beloved, grubby, comfy, writing gear, grab a hot mug and gently close the door to the study.
THIS is your day.
When you try to open your files, you discover that some piece of software on your computer decided to update during the night, and it clashed with your virus protection which locked everything up to keep it safe from Guccifer 3.0.
You try to reboot, and it won’t. You try a dozen other things, spend the morning on tech support with fully one quarter of all the specialists in India, and by 1:47 in the afternoon, your computer is working once again.
Incidentally, the epic article you were going to indite has fled the scene, and the only creativity left in the house is a fully formed plan in your brain to build a business where upset people can rent a shot gun and do target practice on computers for $200 per fifteen minute segment.
If you have lived that story, or something similar, this is your chance to help build a fence around Megan’s hardware and software: hog tight, horse high and bull strong.
Pray especially into the razzle dazzle software feature that is supposed to automatically create the table of contents and the index. Hanna has spent enormous hours battling that bit of high priced software. When it works, it saves you vast amounts of time and produces a masterpiece with a few clicks.
BUT, it can be a fickle as a presidential candidate’s vision and values.
God has an awesome department of IT angels who can make any program work, whether it should or not. Dig deep, find your angst then get out ahead of the devil and secure the gear.