A computer salesman read the article about me in the local paper, the one with the photograph of me in front of my typewriter, and called me. We met. I was pretty sure I would never write on the computer, but a computer seemed like a great way to keep from having to type pages over and over again. I put my paid-for car in hock for that PC, borrowing just over $5,000.
Do you know what kind of computer you could get today for $5,000???
That first PC had no hard drive. It had two 7 1/4 floppy disk drives and not much else. Monochrome screen. I think the color of the type on the screen was orange. I also bought a daisy-wheel printer. I think it printed a page every 2 to 3 minutes. I know it gave me a headache when it was running. It was so noisy. And the house shook with every strike of that daisy wheel.
Oh, my. How far we have come, technologically speaking!
At the time my first computer was delivered, I had written 50% of my third book, Thorn of Love. I learned to use the computer while entering that first half into the processor. By the time that was done I realized I would be able to write directly on the computer.
Oh, happy days!