Or the lack of talent for it.
Since this grand adventure of authoring a novel (Shanty Gold) has commenced, I have been swamped in a staggering flood of technology.
For instance, how to maneuver Word Press. That’s what I use for these blogs.
Finally, I can add pictures without tearing my hair out. Thank you, Chancer. I bought the book, Word Press for Dummies, but I was way too dumb for it. That should have been a sign.
Then came creating an Amazon author page. “It’s easy,” writer friend, Sallie Bissell, says.
The latest brain twister in internet world is called Square Reader.
“It’s simple, Mom,” says doctor/painter daughter Stacia. “First, you download the Square Reader app on your smart phone.”
Oh, crap! How in the name of God do I find the Square Reader app?
A Square webinar helped, and I nearly squealed with joy when I finally got that app downloaded. Victory! Following the instructions from the webinar, I nimbly navigated from a page that told me how many books I’ve sold through how to charge a credit card for them. I even figured out how to add tax.
When Matt came home, I pulled out my phone and plugged in my Square Reader as though I’ve been using it for years. I took a payment from him and marveled as it registered. I was becoming a techno-whiz.
Not so fast. How did I find all those other pages earlier in the day? I mean the inventory, sales, and tax pages.
Once again, I was lost in the bewildering world of cyberspace. I hang my head in shame.