We have a new addition to the technology family in our household. We bought my wife a netbook yesterday. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a netbook is, it is a very small computer with a smaller keyboard (about 92% of full size) and a smaller monitor (only 7-10 inches) it is made primarily for checking e-mails and surfing the web. They do not have CD or DVD drives although you can attach an external one to it. Sadly, the one we bought has a larger hard drive than the computer I am on right now (80 gig vs 120 gig).
It seems to work great. I spent yesterday afternoon loading the software we like to use on it. Firefox, CCleaner, OpenOffice, her printer. I even loaded her copy of PrintShop on it for fun. It seemed to take it all okay. Kinda cute really.
In between loading stuff I worked on my novella. It is going well. I had the first revelation in the storyline and it should be downhill from here. I managed to get in another 500 words this morning while I was waiting for the boy to wake up. He didn't do it on his own so I had to go wake him. Now it will be thinking of the book until he goes down for a nap. Oh, the joys of parenthood.
Managed to get a rejection yesterday for a story that had been out 127 days. I have since resubmitted it to Tin House magazine. They now accept online submissions so I am looking forward to hearing from them.
40mm zen garden and WIP
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