It’s possible I get a little screencap happy. I mean, how else can I remember the big moments?
I can’t swear this is the root of it, but being a mom…yeah…I think it primed me for this. I have the majority of my daughter’s first two years of life on film and in photos. I don’t think I even put her down during her first six months of life except to take more pictures of her. (What? She’s my first and only baby. I had to enjoy her tiny tot phases while I could.)
Books are often compared to babies, and their stumbling steps into the world upon publications are nerve-wracking. So I guess, to me, screencapping is scrapbooking for each novel during its infancy. Plus, it helps on those downer days to pull out things that make you happy. I recommend that for any author–seriously. Whether it’s reader mail or good reviews, have something you can read that lifts your spirits and tells you You know what? You’re doing all right.
I was thinking about this last night when I captured this shot:
But at this point, I already had these two:
Ah, well. I suppose there are worse habits to have. LOL