Friday, August 15, 2008

This Mortal Coil

I finished my paper edit of the seventh story last night. I'd had a slow day and had not got much done - I needed to do some research and, as always, did far too much - but at ten o'clock at night a mixture of inspiration and guilt pulled me away from the tv and placed manuscript and pen in my hand. I finished just shy of midnight, one day ahead of my self-imposed deadline. I don't think I've ever written so late in the day before, apart from when I dream an idea and sleepily scrawl it on my nightstand notepad.

Now I'm supposed to be rewriting but I'm impatiently waiting for my brand new laptop to arrive. I know that once I have it in my clammy little paws I'll be playing around with it all day, backing up my old laptop and fiddling with the unfamiliar features and applications of the new one.

Only last week my current laptop started to wheeze like an emphysema patient and follow commands at positively arthritic speeds. It's as if it knows I'm moving on...and so can finally let go. Or something.

12 comments:

Pat Posner said...

Well done on the editing and...

Happy New Lap top!

HelenMH said...

Well done on hitting the deadline! And - a new lap top! How exciting!

JJ said...

Brilliant on the editing and the deadline. Enjoy the new laptop and have fun fiddling.

Debs said...

Well done with keeping to your deadline and doing so well with your editing.

I'm envious, I desperately want a new laptop, but I'm going to have to wait for a bit. I think I shall make a Christmas list and hope someone looks at it.

SpiralSkies said...

Ooh, a new toy to play with and write on... how lovely. You must have been a good girl to deserve such a treat when it's not even Christmas.

Well done on finishing the story ahead of schedule - you truly deserve some bonding time with your new baby now.

Yvonne said...

Pat, thanks!

Helen, it is so tiny, much lighter than my old one.

JJ, I'm having a ball!

Debs, a good deal came up and I jumped at the chance.

Jen, I was lucky that The Ours found such a good deal otherwise I would be waiting until xmas!

Annie Bright said...

Ooooooooh, a lovely new laptop. I want one! Congrats on finishing the editing ahead of time. :-)

Lane said...

Well done on the edit!

Am very envious of shiny new laptop. Mine is acting up like a spoilt brat.

Enjoy!:-)

Yvonne said...

Annie, if it wasn't perfect enough, it has a blue cover...

Lane, I got mine just in time, my old laptop was playing up big time.

Angie said...

A new laptop (in blue, my favorite color!) and an early deadline? Sounds like a great end to the week. Enjoy your weekend and have fun fiddling with the new toy. :)

Yvonne said...

Angie, it's so addictive, I'm not sure if I'll ever get tired of it!

KAREN said...

Ooh, a new Laptop! I've really appreciated mine while I've had visitors staying, as I've been able to do a sneaky bit of tapping in the bedroom. As it were...