January 14, 2011

Writing Like Crazy: My New Jalopy


It finally happened. I got myself a second-hand laptop. Just something that with wifi and can handle a word processor. I got a whole lot more than that with my new jalopy, but so far it does exactly what I need it to do.

In a perfect world, this would greatly improve my writing productivity, but so far that is an unproven assumption. Time will tell. One thing I know for sure is that the guy who owned it previously left a ton of music and games installed on the machine. Just what a writer needs: more distractions.

The keyboard is going to take some getting used to, but at least it`s portable. Sometimes a guy just wants to sit down on the couch at night and type--is that so wrong? Also, I think I'll need to invest in a wireless mouse, because that navigation pad under the space bar is cumbersome to a schmuck like me.

What kind of hiccups do you have when transitioning to another computer.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice. I've never fancied the touch pad, either, but my wife swears by them.

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  2. Moving files. I HATE moving files from one computer to another. I love my laptop, though. We dubbed it Dinky Dell, because it came from Walmart, but I cranked out my first novel with it and it's holding up through my second.

    And yes, it is wonderful to be able to take it with me where ever I want to write, including the couch.

    I hope you enjoy yours as much as I've enjoyed mine.

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