Adventures in Writing a Novel · Life as a Mom · Living on the Farm

My New Best Friend #writing #amwriting #author #romance

untitled1As authors we know how important our computers are to us. Long gone are the days of ink and paper or even the days of the good old typewriter.

Ah, the typewriter. It’s been so long since I’ve even seen one. In middle school I had a science teacher that gave extra credit to the students who handed in their notes typed up and I remember sitting in the employee lounge at my mother’s work (a local bank branch) in the afternoons using their typewriter. Funny how sometimes memories just pop up.

But back to my point, between submissions to editors and publishers or uploading our novels online to CreateSpace or Nook Press, in the writing world, computers are as vital to us as breathing.

In my writing career I’ve been quite lucky on the computer front. Well, at least until recently. While I’ve always desired to save for a Mac, having such bad experience with Scrivener, I’ve since changed my mind on that whole idea. I don’t like change and having 20 years experience with PC’s, I just don’t really want to spend thousands of dollars on something I’m not going to like.

Maybe one day I will change my mind, but for right now, I think I’ll stick with a PC.

Up until my last computer, I had owned HPs. While not really one to step out of the box, when my parents traded me for a brand new Toshiba, I happily took it.

I have to say that I have had a love/hate relationship with that computer. While I love the size and the keyboard, the computer has been quirky since the day it came out of the box.

From constantly losing the internet connection to the weird cursor jumps when I don’t even touch the mouse, lately it’s taken on the quest to irritate me at every chance it gets.

Not to mention, the poorly made thing decided about a year after owning it that it was going to fall apart on me. The hinges on the screen broke and I haven’t been able to close it without doing more damage since it happened. As you can imagine, having a computer sit open 24/7 has been quite an inconvenience—especially when I have a cat who LOVES it’s warmth.

For a $900 computer, Toshiba really needs to get their act together. If given the chance to buy this computer again, I would throw my hands up in the air and quickly walk away.

untitledBut back to my point, when it came time for my to get a new best friend, I did a lot of research and drove around to look at a lot of different options. It was a process, one I, hopefully, won’t have to do any time soon. I suppose most people love shopping for new things like computers, but I do not.

So today, I’m happy to share that I finally found the one for me! And here it is! My new best friend. *wink wink* Oh, and it’s pink!

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6 thoughts on “My New Best Friend #writing #amwriting #author #romance

  1. Nice. Congratulations. Like you, I despise shopping for just about anything (except I do get caught at the costume jewelry displays at JC Penney). Shopping for just the right laptop is a pain in the arse.

    May your laptop live long and prosper you. 😀

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