A few months back my old laptop started showing signs of being on its last leg. A last, crippled, lame leg with a serious case of gangrene. This of course meant it was shopping time. Time passes and what seems to be the perfect replacement is found. Perfect enough that it was not easily affordable. Of course. This left me to write on a machine that had more and more crashes as the weeks and months passed. During the post Christmas sale that is a staple of the Swedish consumer culture I finally found it for a decent price and made my move.
After getting the confirmation email I retired to the kitchen table to try and get as much editing done to Rebirth as I could before the New Years celebrations took all my time. I managed to get through a half chapter before it started making weird sounds. I saved what I had done to that point and tried to find the problem. At which point it decided to crash, and crash hard. I turned the damn thing off and turned on the TV instead to feel the annoyance flow through me.
Now it is after the New Year. It is 2014 and it is time to get off my ass and finish this project so I can move on to the next one.