Have you ever watched the Inspector Gadget cartoon as a child? I was always amazed at the arsenal of research and other spying gadgets he had to help him catch the bad guys. But he always seemed to have a hard time figuring out how to efficiently use all those things. Just when he needed a particular thingamajig to pop out from under his hat, something always seemed to go wrong and Inspector Gadget would deal with an unknown tool that he didn't quite know what to do with.
That's what I feel like sometimes. I know I'm in the 21st century where everyone has five or six different electronic gadgets dangling from ears or fingertips, but I still stumble over trying to keep up with everything that's out there. Thank goodness for my techno savy son or I wouldn't be able to access the internet on my new iPhone. I'm pretty good with making my way around the Mac laptop he gave me a few years ago when he decided to trade it in for a newer model, but I never did get the hang of the iPod gift that is now collecting dust in a drawer somewhere.
He also gave me a Kindle when he wanted to step up to an iPad. Unfortunately, the iPad idea never really materialized for him, and now I have a Kindle for the past two years that I have opened maybe once. I think I would rather enjoy this particular gadget...that is if I could ever find the time to figure out actually how it works and then I'm afraid my REAL books would get jealous to find my nose buried in a VIRTUAL one.
Writers these days have so many ways to stay in touch with their audience. In addition to all the electronic "toys" to make them available to the world, they also have Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and a ton of other social media avenues to connect with those readers out in cyberspace. I think Inspector Gadget's head would explode if he had to keep up with all that is out there today.
Who knew things would be so challenging in today's world of electronic gadgets? The only problem I see is that I never aspired to be a super hero. I just wanted to write a book...