Good morning and welcome to wwwblogs. Today, we’re talking about technophobia and the older author. Oh yes, another of those “get up and get out there” posts for those of us with gray up top!
Age has nothing to do with understanding technology. The current generation approaching retirement age is the one that was at the lead of the burgeoning tech industry in the late sixties until now. We embraced the changes, ignored the scoffing of those who claimed this was nothing but a fad that would soon disappear. Now that this fad has become a daily lifestyle and we’re approaching out golden years, far too many of our generation have decided they no longer want tech in their lives.
Not only that, many of those people are embracing the opportunity to take on being an author. They’re lost in the glory days of pre-internet, when an author was accepted by a publisher and had nothing more to do than work with their editor and show up for scheduled appearances. Many authors of the eighties and nineties have learned this the hard way, after the century turned. The publishing industry has changed significantly, and permanently.
Gone are the days of a promotion or marketing team setting up appearances in bookstores or on talk shows. Never again will an author be able to comfortably sit in front of a typewriter and pound out a new story before hanging out with their friends at the local bar and swap tales. Today’s author is a busy bee from the early morning until late at night.
So, update your computer to one that gives you a quicker response on social media. Get a phone that allows you to interact with your fans no matter where you are. Stop grumbling about the good old days and encompass the daily changes to tech. Own those younger who claim we can’t handle the technology and show them not only can we deal with it, we are the boss when it comes to electronics.
In other words, quit your moaning and get out there with those young’uns.
About K.C. Sprayberry
Living a dream she’s had since she first discovered the magic of books. K.C. Sprayberry traveled the U.S. and Europe before finally settling in the mountains of Northwest Georgia. She’s been married to her soulmate for nearly a quarter of a century and they enjoy spoiling their grandchildren along with many other activities.
A multi-genre author, K.C. Sprayberry is always on the hunt for new stories. Inspiration strikes at the weirdest times and drives her to grab notebook and pen to jot down her ideas. Those close to her swear nothing or no one is safe if she’s smiling gently in a corner and watching those in the same room interact. Her observations have often given her ideas for her next story, set not only in the South but wherever the characters demand they settle.
Find out more about my books at these social media sites: