I promised at least one blog post per week and I’m feeling rather compulsive about doing that now that I’ve made the commitment. I’m on vacation this week, but I brought my little netbook in hopes of having wifi access during our one hotel night. This is the night, but the access is giving me problems. I’m vacationing with my I.T. Guy husband, so I hope he can help me resolve these problems. I have no clue, but if I’m going to keep up with my blog, I need to learn how to cope.
I.T. Guy just tried connecting his own laptop to the hotel wifi and he said it connected right up. I don’t want to think my netbook is a lesser computer. I love my netbook. Catch me in an unguarded moment and you might hear me call it “the precious.” It’s cute and it’s blue and it’s so small I can slip it into a backpack or suitcase and take it just about anywhere. It’s not fast. Okay, it’s really slow, but that doesn’t matter because I didn’t buy it to use as a game machine. I bought it to use as a portable word processor and for that, it’s perfect.
I had to have a portable word processor. My daughter had convinced me to do NaNoWriMo last year and there was no way I was going to write fifty thousand words in a month while sitting at a desktop computer. Sitting at a desktop computer feels like work. I wanted NaNoWriMo to feel like play, so I got myself a new toy. With this adorable little toy, I could sit in a soft chair or my favorite corner of the couch and work on my novel in sweet comfort. As it turned out, I caught a nasty virus last November and ended up doing a lot of my typing in bed. If I hadn’t bought this netbook, I never would have been able to complete my novel.
It may be pokey, but it saved my NaNo novel and I am grateful. Now I’m preparing for my second NaNoWriMo. When I say I’m preparing, I don’t mean that I’m making outlines or planning chapters. I did NaNo by the seat of my pants last year and I imagine I will do the same this year. My preparations involve laying in a generous supply of Maxwell House International Coffee and Oregon Chai. I know what tools will get me through NaNoWriMo.
That doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about a new toy this year. I already have the perfect little computer, so I treated myself to a new flash drive. A monkey flash drive.