It’s all about the ergonomics

I’m getting antsy, waiting for my new laptop to arrive. Our desktop machine is just not ergonomic for me. The monitor’s too high. If the seat is adjusted such that I’m comfortable, I crane my neck having to peer up at it. If I raise the seat high enough so I’m at a good eye level, my feet are off the floor and my back hurts. It is simply a wretched working setup. It’s great for Matthew, but he’s got seven inches of height on me–eight when he doesn’t slouch.

Want my laptop now, dammit. I see from the order summary that it might be another week before it arrives. Crap.

Writing Stuff

Received a 20-day “passing on this” from Chizine and the proofs of “The Life and Times of Penguin” (slated for issue #18 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine) from my editor, benpayne.

Going to see about sending out a few more queries + 3 to publishers for my middle-grade book today.

Giving up on the Egyptian mythos research for now. Returning to the tried and true: Chinese folktales.

Words: 100. Rattled off just to get them out. I’m under no delusions they were any good.

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5 Responses to It’s all about the ergonomics

  1. whitecrow0 says:

    I am very jealous that you will be getting a laptop and I hope to make my own happy posts about such an event one of these years! ;}

  2. aimeempayne says:

    Speaking of Chinese folktales… I am looking for a good reference on folktales from China. Do you have any recommendations?

  3. quiller77 says:

    Maybe you could use a footstool/box/pile of books to prevent your feet from dangling until the laptop arrives?

  4. mouseferatu says:

    When you un-give up on the Egyptian stuff, I highly recommend this:

    It’s a little out of date when it comes to referencing modern Egyptian/Arabic culture, but that’s not what you’re reading it for. It’s a really intersting examination of magic in Ancient Egypt, how it impacted society, etc. Not a universal “Egyptian mtyhos” book, but definitely worth the read. (It was a major resource of mine when working on the Egyptian Adventures: Hamunaptra” project for Green Ronin.) 🙂

  5. dean13 says:

    New Laptop

    Laptops are cool. Finally got a Dell myself last month. Thanks to my cheap wireless hub I can now procrastinate on-line anywhere in the house. Er… I mean, I can now work on-line anywhere in the house.

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