Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009
Waxing Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Sunny and hot

Yesterday was another busy day. I had a few hours’ worth of frustration on the PC, but the ease on the Mac helped with the rest of the day. Basically, I have no more excuses — no reason not to be thoroughly productive, because the computer runs beautifully.

I messed around with moving WIPS to the Mac. What’s started in Word will stay in Word, because it’s easier. What I start new will go in iPages and then get converted to whatever it needs to be converted into.

Sorted through some email. I’ve been invited to guest blog in a couple of places, so I got started on that. Did an email interview for a colleague’s book.

Paid a ton of bills that piled up — once they’re all gone, I will fee much freer. Pitched for a couple of jobs. Caught up on some email and some other stuff. I have a handful of books to finish this week for review, and some other client work that I will do today.

Ran some errands. Picked up the stuff for the cats’ teeth — I call it “Scope for Cats”. That way, they won’t need to have the procedure where they’re put under to get their teeth cleaned.

Bought a pair of shoes — they were on sale for $10, cute navy canvas flats with white circles. Comfy, go with everything Couldn’t resist. I’ve been so budget-conscious for the past few months. Work’s picking up, so I felt I could afford a $10 indulgence.

Started typing up the first few chapters of the book I’ve been writing in longhand. i love being able to take the Mac anywhere I want to work. It’s a huge help. I love to work at the kitchen table, near the window, in natural light. Once I can get rid of the PC, I’m going to reconfigure the desk area to be lighter and a more creative space. It’ll probably take me a couple of months to load the floppies onto flash drives, especially with the way the PC is running. But it will be worth it in the end.

It was definitely an afternoon for ice cream! It should cool down a bit later this week, thank goodness.

The cats got me up early today. By 6 AM, I already did yoga, my meditation, fed the cats, made coffee, and was writing. I fed them “Spot’s Stew” brand food today. It looks like baby vomit, but they really like it.

Back to work on the plays today, too. I want to finish BLOOD SOUP this week, give it and FEMME FATALE a revision, and get them to my producer by the end of the week.

Off to the post office today to send the bills, and some stuff for Bookmooch. I’ve got some HEX BREAKER giveaways to pack and send this week, too, and I have to get the car serviced, and finish the assignment for confidential job #1. It’ll be a busy week.

But, thanks to the Mac, a great one. I’m still having trouble adjusting to the lack of a mouse, but I’ll get there. I’m also redesigning my logos, business cards, brochures, flyers, etc., and will redesign the covers on all the ebooks.

Devon

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  1. As my current laptop is coming to the end of its life expectancy (and starting to show it), I’m tempted to consider a Mac of my own … however (touch wood), I’ve never had quite the same problems that you have and I may have to weigh up the additional cost of swapping everything else over too. I also have a pet IT consultant in my pocket too, so I get a lot of PC stuff done for (ahem) free.

    Your Mac sounds wonderful, though. I’m glad you seem to be getting along nicely.

  2. Sounds like you’re productive with the new Mac. 🙂 I’m happy for you!

  3. Ooh, I’d invest in the mouse. I would go CRAZY during edits if I didn’t have a mouse! Then again, that’s just me.

    You sound busy and happy. Have a great Monday!

  4. You already sound “lighter” in spirit thanks to the Mac. I’m so happy for you! Best wishes for another productive day!

  5. Well, at least you had ONE good day minus the PC! I had the day from Hell, but that’s because today was my day to deal with people who aren’t from this planet, it would seem. Clue – if you can’t spell “grammar” don’t you think you’re the wrong person to tell me I’ve made “grammer” mistakes?

  6. I won’t be buying a Mac any time soon after all. I priced them up yesterday. Cheapest is the Mac Book White for £791 – that’s about $1,200. Tsk.

    Lori – That’s one thing that really, really annoys me, when semi-literate people try to correct me. 🙂

  7. After decades of dealing with Windows, I love my Mac. I’ve had mine for several years now and I’m still happy. d:)


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