Everything… | #AtoZ #LetterE #nonfiction

…is different.

Hi! I know you stopped by looking for an A-Z post of a short story, or perhaps the craft of writing. Perhaps you even looked so far as to see that my theme is “Catching Up.” Well, while I am spending a couple of days “catching up”, so at least on that point I’m on theme, there may actually be no fiction or writing talk.

One of these posts is going to be a short story, I swear.

I’m just not there yet.

So, today is bright and sunny. The temperature is lovely right now at 57ºF, and should get up to 66ºF. I totally wish I could be working outside! My computer is a bit heavy and unwieldy, though, and my laptop won’t start.

Not that I could do Day Job work on my laptop, even if it was working. It’s about 2x harder to work on a different computer.

Speaking of my stupid laptop, it could not have picked a worse time to die. It really couldn’t. I haven’t given up hope completely on it, but it is more or less dead. It needs replaced, and while my husband and I are still employed, he’s getting significantly less hours, which means significantly less income, and we were on the edge as it was. And we’re still working on medical bills from November.

I can’t afford to replace my laptop right now.

This sucks, but it’s not the end of the world, thankfully. I have my work computer available to me, I would just need to get the Mac version of Quickbooks. Plus I have two other PCs in the house that other people usually use, although it would be less convenient. When I’m able to make up the income, I’ll get a new machine that can run the Adobe programs and Minecraft. I just wish computers like that weren’t so expensive. I would love to find a $500 machine to fit my needs, and instead, they all seem to bee $1,000+.

Did I mention I just started a YouTube channel?


I laugh, because I realize that the potential for that channel to become income-producing is a long way off. Right now I have two subscribers, I know them both personally, and I’m thrilled. I’m going to do a new video today (in that glorious sun I was talking about, hopefully), and it’ll be a little more polished than last time (I know how to make things pretty – I can do better with my transition slides), and yeah.

But words! I can word. I need to word.

Today would be a good day to word, actually.

After work, of course. Maybe after my walk. Because my Chromebook is still working, and I already have the programs I need for publishing on my work computer. No new purchases required.

I’ve been rambling. I’ll stop now. Enjoy this post that has kind of nothing to do with the letter chosen. I’ve had fun writing.



  1. Yay words! (Please write words. I love your words!)


    1. Nicki says:

      Someday soon, I hope!!


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