Times are hard and, to be honest, it wasn't something that my financial coffers could afford. However, it was a necessary investment for my sanity because, over the last few weeks, my old pc had started to drive me insane.
First, it struggled with the Internet connection, not helped by my ISP. I won't state names but have a wild guess.
Then, horror of horrors, it decided to encounter an error whilst I was editing my latest ms. That would have been fine if I could have saved it before it closed. Yes I do save as I go along, however there are times when you just get carried away. So, back to the story....
Mid edit my pc threw up an error box and shut my file down. No worries. All I have to do is re open it. Well, you would think, but no. Alas! Not only had my pc decided to close the file. It had also deleted it. All 55,000 words.
Yes I have backups, but it somehow isn't quite the same is it?
So, after having a rant at the pc and doing my best Basil Fawlty impression and hitting it a few times (not with a branch obviously), I decided that it was time to get a Mac.
I know, I know, you just need time, patience, imagination and pen and paper to write....and persistence (best not forget that huh?)
But, and here is the crunch.... if, like me, you aren't very techno savvy... get a Mac. Seriously, everything is just plug and play. No hassle. And the keyboard. Well, I am in love with it. It feels and sounds amazing. The typists among you will know what I mean.
So, I have no excuses NOT to write now. I can't blame my decrepit pc....
Anymore Mac owners out there? I am still finding out lots of things... but I love it. A sound investment. Let me know how you get on with yours. Do you love it? Any tips?
Oh, and save to Cloud. I am still saving to usb sticks but, after my recent fight with the pc, I am getting into the habit of saving to Cloud.