Monday, February 24, 2014

The Weekend Was a Lost Cause

I started out Saturday morning thinking it would be a nice, quiet weekend with plenty of time to work on the story. What actually happened was, I started looking at new laptops - Macbook Pros, to be exact - and that was pretty much the end of any chance at productivity for the weekend. I was legitimately in need of a new notebook computer. The one I was using was over six years old. The wireless was dead, as was the battery, so I could only use it when plugged in to both power and a network cable. That's not entirely bad, of course - it was still quite functional otherwise - but I was just getting kind of tired of having a notebook computer that was locked down to one area of the house where I had a network port and power.

So, in the afternoon I went and bought my new 13.3" Macbook Pro, complete with 8 GB of memory, 256 GB of SSD storage, and a gorgeous retina display running at 2560 x 1600 resolution. After getting back home, I then spent the rest of the day configuring, downloading and installing software, more configuring, learning the features and quirks of the system, and basically geeking out with my new toy.

And on Sunday? The same thing, only more so. Oh yeah, had a lovely lunch with my parents too.

So now, I finally have the system setup the way I want it, I have all the apps that I need for now (including the latest version of Scrivener for my writing), and I'm ready to get back to the story. And it's Monday evening, so I may not actually get to write much until next weekend. But, we shall see. Maybe I'll get all motivated and stuff, what with my new toy, and pump out a few words this week that are worth sharing. You never know...