I did it! I’ve reclaimed my space. Okay, so I’m not 100% done. I still have some filing and organizing to finish up, but the bulk of it is complete — including file cabinet, bookcase AND closet. We’re not talking small coat closet either. I have my drawing table and work spaces back, with all non-essential who-ha either tossed or put away. Best of all, I have my desk back. That means I was able to set my laptop up as a two monitor system (my PC being just one step away from the trash bin ~ if only I didn’t need it to run my archaic plotter).
Which brings us back to the ‘why’. (But, really? Do you need to ask? It’s just freaking cool! Yes, I have a little geek in me. So what?) I did find out a two monitor system is handy for transcribing a manuscript when you have some notes in a different electronic file and need to compare two files at once. That’s what I was doing above. Much easier than flipping screens on a single monitor.
But what I really intend to use it for is graphic design and digital artwork.
Yes, I do that also. Not enough of it lately. And, no, I didn’t find more time in my schedule. I’m just certifiably insane, and need to constantly be working on fifteen projects at once. I can’t help it. I can’t shut my brain off, and it’s always generating ideas. Some of them have to leave my head. There’s not enough room in the ol’ brain pan for everything. Besides, I’ve always wanted to do book covers and with the surge of self-publishing going on, there are folks who need covers. (So, psssst, anyone needing a cover, let’s talk. Get me now while I’m still cheap. LOL )
For now, my lovely two monitor set up will continue to be used for finishing up BD&L so I can get it the heck out of here!