A few years ago Anthony got me the best Valentines day gift ever, my netbook Cordelia. I loved my Cordelia and she worked really well for me until she didn’t. I started having issues with her when I went to blogher in New York, luckily it was just a power cord issue, or so I thought. For the last few months it seemed like I had another power cord issue, but it was more than that. So after a lot of hemming and hawing I bought myself a 11.6 inch HP laptop.
The hardest part about getting a new laptop was trying to find a new name that fit with our home network names and until Cordelia actually dies I can’t see reusing her name. We have a Giles, Lorne (The Host, named so because the mythbox was the host and I liked the in joke) a Willow and of course a Spike. I still can’t make myself call one of our computers either Xander or Buffy, but not because I don’t like the characters. Wesley or Fred were my choices for this computer and Wesley won out.
Why Wesley? Well I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. I love Firefly and liked Dollhouse. I love Joss Whedon and his cast of writers and the smart sense of humour they bring to his shows. Wesley was one of my favourite characters and I especially like the way his character grew over the two series. He starts out as a bumbling idiot who is so full of himself to one who is calm and self assured and is incredibly smart.
Why a new computer now? Can’t I just keep using the big laptop? Well yes I guess I can, but I am trying to be more consistent in my writing and I had stopped writing while the tv was on in the background. I need to be able to write while I am out. I now have 4 hours during the week to myself. I can use that time to write, but I also want to spend that time out of the house. I do not want to be worrying about dishes or vacuuming or the like. I want to write. I want to write well. If you are reading this you may be saying, well you may want to write we but that is not what you are doing. Yes, you may be right, in fact I know that you are right, but I know that when I write more often I get better and better. This is why again for this November I am committing to NaBlaPoMo, National Blog Posting Month. If you write it will get better. Some of the stories that have been languishing in my drafts folder will get the push they need to get out of the draft and onto the blog.
Wesley get ready for some real work, you are in for a wild ride.