If you’re like me, you’ve had this kind of problem:
While typing a new scene in my script, I can’t think of a good name for a new character. So I reach for my Bartleby’s Book of Quotations (a much more interesting place to look for monikers than The Big Book of Baby Names); but grabbing Bartleby’s isn’t that easy, as it is tucked up on the dash on the passenger side of the car.
So while reaching for the book, I accidentally swerve into the oncoming traffic lane, and in my panic, my laptop — which I was holding wedged between my gut and the steering wheel — slips, and my gut (which I find increasingly more in the way these days) pushes the wrong buttons, and I lose my screenplay.
I can’t tell you the number of times this sort of thing happens.
Although motorcycle drivers should pay attention to some of the complaints about using the desk while driving your Harley.
Oh well, nothing’s perfect.
Just my thoughts,