Things, technology-speaking, have progressed to the point of madness where if you don't up-date regularly, you will be left behind in the dust. If I were not an author you would not see me, I would not be on facebook, I'd be a nobody. Just me. Oh, how many times I'd lamented "If only I wasn't a writer, I could just go about a normal day (of boredom)."
When I first published "Spell of the Black Unicorn", back in 2008, I had this computer and had the Internet via dial-up, and it worked fine (I swear it was faster then than now). Still got dial-up, but this is going to change. Learning in the past few years that nothing comes simple, I knew when I got the new modem from my phone company that would give me faster Interent (wireless), I just knew there would be a snafoo. There always is a snafoo. And there was. You see, back before I got a surge protector the inevitable happened... my hook-up to the back of the computer got fried. Agrivation in the first degree! So I had to buy a new modem that fit into a port in the front. So that I could hook up from there to my phone line.
Now you'd think that any plug to the phone line would fit? NOOOOO! The one I got was huge. I had to call and tell them it wouldn't go in. Explained what I had and now they're sending me a new one.
If it fits, I'll be good. I'll not have to wait a half a day to do something on-line! And especially up-loading a full novel manuscript to be published at Amazon. Because no way in hell will I be able to do it with this slow as molasses. I sometimes have to get up early in order to do anything on-line, because later on, it's impossible.
So, as a result I'm holding off on getting Spell of the Black Unicorn - the eBook published because of this delay in getting faster Internet.