”When I get my first publishing contract, the first thing I’ll do is buy an Apple computer! It’s the only computer that legitimises me as a writer – oh and Carrie from SATC has one!!!”
It took a while and the models kept changing as my journey to becoming a published author continued… 2 years, 3 years… (you know the rest). But as soon as I signed that first contract with Harper Collins in 2007, I had my flat screen iMac delivered. And last December, I opened up a a box that contained my shiny new MacBook Air laptop!
There’s just something about a Apple Macintosh computer.
Even though I’m a writer, I’m not going to go into detail about what that is right now… because those who feel the same, know exactly what I mean.
Of course these are mere ‘possessions’ and I believe that ‘things’ are not to be worshipped, but I admire the sleek, innovative designs of an Apple computer… It even ‘feels’ different to type my novels on one. Seriously!
And don’t get me started about the ipod… I recall looking at one for the first time and thinking; “How is all that music going to fit in there…?” and “I want a pink one!!’
So, before I switch off this Mac to truly appreciate the rest of my evening, I want to leave you with a wonderful 2005 quote from Mr Steve Jobs who died on Wednesday. I know a lot of you who read my blog are budding authors working hard to get ‘there’ – so I really think you will take something from it…
”Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Rest in perfect peace.