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.
Now, if you’ll all excuse me, Jarvis and I have a novel to write.
Crossposted from Epinephrine & Sophistry