My computer is dying.
It overheats like crazy, is noisy, the keyboard sometimes jams up, and - most heartbreaking of all - it can't maintain an Internet connection longer than 15 or 20 mins at a time. This means I've resulted to major use of my phone for Internetting and use Matt's computer for blog posts. Typepad doesn't have an Android app, otherwise, I'd be tapping out these suckers on my Swype keyboard during my bus commute.
Even though a sick computer is annoying it's not the worst thing to have for someone who's trying to finish writing a novel. I'm not going to lie, the Internet is a major distraction, so knowing that I can only stay online for 15 minutes, with another 15 minutes of downtime before I can connect again, makes random Internet surfing seem much less appealing. When I sit down at my computer now, it's only to write.
So, I've made a deal with myself. No new computer until I finish this book. I think this will actually prove to be quite good motivation.