Lettin’ It Ride

I recently sold and was paid for my first two fiction sales.  This has been a lovely thing, validating and warming and, sure, money is a nice thing to have.  I’ve been wondering one thing, though.

What do I do with the money?

I could go frivol it.  I could have a great, knock-out binge at the book store or pub.  I could buy an elegant antique tea cup and eat it.  Somehow, though, those things seemed inappropriate.  If I were a business owner, I would take the proceeds of my business and roll them back into the business.  How do I do that with the writing — buy groceries?

Let me introduce you to Jarvis, a MSI Wind Notebook computer.  He can do everything that GoGo (my laptop) can do, but weighs in at about a quarter of the mass.  He is as portable and sturdy as Neo (my Alphasmart), but has a full-screen display, letting me see more than six lines … besides which, Neo has developed a warp that takes away his space bar sometimes.

Jarvis cost just a tad bit more than I grossed on the two stories.  His battery capacity is around 2.5 hours, which makes him a good companion for the Max ride to and fro, plus a bit of writing at lunch.

I was a bit worried about the size of his keyboard, but I’ve been typing this entry on him and haven’t had any issues. 

Perfect.  

Now, if you’ll all excuse me, Jarvis and I have a novel to write.

Crossposted from Epinephrine & Sophistry

2 thoughts on “Lettin’ It Ride”

    1. S’funny — I’ve been thinking I gotta get back down there one of these days.

      Maybe December; there isn’t a free weekend in November.

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