For the Love of My Netbook

Whenever Timmy falls into a well, my netbook comes to fetch me…well, no. Not really. But sometimes I feel like my Acer Aspire One has saved from from a dreadful fate.

For example, if I’m stuck in an airport, and it turns out my flight’s been delayed for two hours. In some airports, there’s a wireless network, so I can use the netbook to log in and send a cry into the wilderness of the internet. Or I might be able to use that two hours–which might stretch into three or four–to get some writing done. And if all else fails, I can surf the internet.

My netbook weighs considerably less than my elderly laptop, and is smaller to boot. If I’ve been carrying it all day, I don’t feel as if I have a knapsack full of iron bars on my back. It’s not such a burden when I’m sprinting across an airport to make my connection. I can carry it even if I’m not sure I’ll need it. Sometimes, this results in me getting an extra couple of pages written on my lunch hour.

Besides all that, I think it’s cute. It’s little and cute. It makes me happy.

And anything that makes me eager to do a little writing can’t help but be a good thing.

This is one like mine:

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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4 Responses to For the Love of My Netbook

  1. Portia Da Costa says:

    I have one of these, but have not used it much yet. I got it for blogging and maybe a bit of writing while traveling… maybe to RWA… but now the credit crunch means I can’t afford to go anywhere! Wah!

    I’m sure it’ll come in useful in the future though. Certainly sounds like you get lots of use out of yours!

  2. Victoria Janssen says:

    I’ve also found it useful even when I’m just bumming around town–it’s easier to spend an hour writing when the netbook is right to hand.

  3. Jeannie Lin says:

    I lust after those little netbooks. They fit so nicely into a handbag. I told myself if I ever got a contract…

  4. Jenna Reynolds says:

    I want one too. Maybe someday.

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