It just came to me what an absurd amount of tools are required for me to be a writer. Sure, it seems like I only need a pen and a pad, and maybe a laptop. But the amount of computer programs and utilities I use to keep track of my writing "career" (can I call it that yet?) has gotten absurd. (Aside: the French word for computer program, "logiciel," is a lot better than the English.)
|Flying free, somewhat ineffectively.|
Dropbox... and hard-boxes.
|Don't drop the box.|
Duotrope's Submission Tracker, to the power of whatever.
|I don't even check if I'm|
allowed to use all these images.
Social media, e-mail, and professional logistics.
Facebook. E-books. Podcasts? Interviews? Who knows? There are so many other items I could add to the repertoire, and I already I sometimes feel overloaded - as though I don't have enough time just to write. Nonetheless, I feel it is all quite possible. Adding just one element at a time to the Ben-Engine - the Bengine if you will - keeps things (relatively) under control. There is much more to learn and many more stories to sell before I master it all.