“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
After more than four years and (almost) four novels written, yesterday marked a bittersweet milestone for my beloved HP laptop. Marge dealt with my furiously typing fingers for one last time before rightfully earning herself a long retirement. She’s officially free from my constantly-writing ways and I’m free from her battery that no longer works, her power cord that only stays plugged in when it’s wrapped around the screen, her Internet that only cooperates half the time, and her oh-so-lovely blue and black screens. Now … now I have a brand new MacBook to type away on, a new toy to explore. And boy, let me tell you – it was a J-O-Y to write my entire 2212 word scene this morning without having to worry even once about whether the computer would cooperate. I normally aim for somewhere between 1500 words per day, but this morning? I COULD NOT STOP. Yes, it was largely because of the scene itself, but I must admit, it was also quite fun to write my first scene on this computer. Here’s to you, Goldie Mac, and all the adventures that await us. SO EXCITED for the stories you’ll help me tell, the things you’ll help me learn, and the happiness you’ll help me bring.
Do you name your computer, too? Please tell me I’m not the only one! And Mac users – any tips I should know about?