Still, as my library of e-books stored on my computer grew, I eyed e-readers with more interest...and last week I was a victim of a sales blitz and I bought a refurbished Kindle with a $20 off voucher. (Yes I'm a discount whore. I bought it for $49 and am terribly proud of that)
After about two hours of use I knew I was in love. I LOVE MY KINDLE!!!!!!! E-books I haven't touched on my computer suddenly look appealing. I spent my first night with the Kindle awake until 5am. I brought it to the acupuncturist to read while I was waiting for my session. I'm carrying it around with me everywhere because it feels nice in my palm or in my pocket and is just this magical trove of STUFF waiting for me at the touch of a button.
The best thing about it, which offsets the increased energy usage by saving paper, is that I can download my novel in progress to it as a pdf instead of printing it out in hard copy. There's something about reading it NOT on the computer that allows me to see all the places that need revising all the more clearly. And going from the role of a writer to a reader and back helps me bust through the resistance to revising. Now it's easy, easy, easy!
The down side is that I'm seeing way too much that needs revising. I had this idea that by now I'd send off a copy to one small publisher that doesn't accept simultaneous submissions, and while I waited for a response I'd continue to revise for a broader submissions attempt later. But it's nowhere near ready. I consider the editing process complete on my end when I no longer cringe when I read it. My cringe-button is going off every two paragraphs at least, even in my fourth round of revising. Ah well! As impatient as I am, I'm not willing to embarrass myself by standing behind the work as is.
So the plan is to read and revise for four more days, then June jump into revising my other novel-in-progress while I wait for critiques to come in on this one. I also think I should stop re-sending the newest version of the work to people every few days because that is probably annoying.
I am a little concerned about getting something else that will add a smidgeon more EMF bombardment to my life. So I'm going to make some small orgone generators. I'm going to buy some epoxy resin and some metal shavings or bbs and mix it with bits of crystal. I could try to make a small one to glue onto a Kindle cover.