As much as he has a tendency to drive me crazy, I must admit that my man is a pretty good guy.
A few months ago he came home with a laptop for me. His mechanic was offering one up and Dave remembered that I wanted one.
Years ago, I bought one real cheap off a friend from a writing class. It was really old school (even for 10 years ago), more or less just a glorified type writer, but I loved the thing. I could curl up in bed, snuggle with the cats and write to my hearts content.
I started writing a novel, but when the lap top died (malignant power cord failure) the book kind of got left by the way side. I'd pick away at it every so often on my desktop computer, but nothing compared to the comfort of lying in bed and writing for a few hours before bedtime. Sometimes I would write into the wee hours of the morning, and get up the next day, go back and read it and go "holy $#@%" I wrote that? There was just something about the mindset I got into as my brain prepared to sleep and my body began to relax.
In addition to never being able to get the same comfort/inspiration level at the computer desk, I had started working for a newspaper. My brain was so battered by the end of the day I didn't
even want to consider writing at home. When I moved over to advertising I wasn't quite so drained, and started toying with the idea of picking it up again.
When he brought home the laptop I was thrilled, and immediately started writing again. Then my back went. I mentioned it would be nice to have the internet on my laptop, so at least when my back was acting up, I could still stay in touch with my various communities. (not to mention its nice to have the internet handy when you need a little background research for your story).
Well, even though we agreed not to buy each other Christmas presents this year, that man of mine showed up on Christmas Eve with a wireless router and a wifi stick for the lap top... and here I am blogging from bed.
So instead of making a New Year's resolution about losing weight and eating more vegetables, I am making a resolution I actually have a chance of keeping. I am resolving to write for at least an hour every day... and with any luck, I may have a novel done by the end of the year.
Happy New Year!