For those of you who have been following along, you know that back when I was working on first chapter (on the very first version of it), I had my laptop of 11 years… die.
It was a sad day. Let’s be serious though, it was an old IBM Thinkpad T21, an underpowered, old machine. It was good enough for Word, though, and that was, at the time, all I needed.
But then, last Friday, my wife spoke the magic words, “Go get yourself a new laptop.”
So now, I have a brand new (not really, it’s a refurb) Samsung R530 notebook. It’s weird to have a screen this big, and this sharp, and be able to run Windows 7 on it, without it dragging like a snail.
The nice part is, over the weekend, I was able to get in time writing while we were on a little vacation in the woods. Now, I’m typing this using Windows Live “Writer” which lets me write Blog posts from my laptop with full editing, and importing of images, and other editing features I’d normally have to do by hand.
Ah, the miracles of modern technology.
On the Bloodleggers front, you may be wondering what I wrote over the weekend… Well, I’ve had an idea for a while for a chapter late in the book, so, over the weekend, I thought, what the heck, and started that chapter. So, without giving too much away, it’s a scene between Knox and someone very important among the bloodlegging hierarchy.
So, new laptop, new chapter, and vice versa. It’s been a fun weekend. Now if I could just get work down to less than 60 hours a week…