Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Silly me, I thought having a beautiful, fast new laptop would get me to write more!  In fact, it has been a major distraction, though perhaps not in a bad way.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My new writing machine

With the help of my ever-supportive husband, I just got a new laptop: a 11.6" Sony Vaio with a touchscreen, running Windows 8.  This is a huge jump for me -- I've been writing mainly on my Averatec 1020 for the past 8 years, with a short stint on an Asus Eee netbook.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


The month of August (and, really, the last half of the month of July) has so far been filled with setbacks.  After my computer was dropped in July, it went into the shop, where it resided for almost a week.  I generally refused to work on my netbook, although I did get a little bit done here and there.  Shortly after I got my computer back, my iPhone decided it was its turn to go on the fritz, and mysteriously deleted all of my contacts.  I had to restore the phone to the last update on my computer in order to fix the problem, but in order to do that, I first had to clear enough room on my very full hard drive for iTunes to create a fresh backup of my misbehaving phone.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Camp NaNoWriMo fail...

The July session of Camp NaNo is over now, and I'm sorry to say I didn't make my goal.  There were two reasons why: One, my laptop getting dropped meant that I spent a lot of my available time on finding parts and getting it fixed (not to mention I really didn't want to type much on the keyboard once it popped out in one corner); and two, research.


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