I'd planned on writing a different sort of post today, but Blogger seems to be acting wonkier than usual, and I can't say I'm in the mood to fight with it. So, instead of that post, I shall show off my favorite new toy:
Those of you that follow me on Twitter will have heard me talk about this already, but I bought a laser printer! No, I was not recently adopted by Daddy Warbucks, haven't you heard that the price of laser printers have come down considerably? I bought my printer on Amazon.com for $80. Now of course you'll need to buy the cables for it (seriously, why don't printers come with the cables they need?) and a toner cartridge. The printer comes with a starter cartridge, which will cover about 1,000 prints, so you don't necessarily need to buy a cartridge right away. The cartridges aren't cheap-around $50-but ink jet cartridges are pretty expensive too and have nowhere near the print capacity a laser cartridge does. All together, everything cost me a little over $100, but I also had $25 in Amazon gift cards that I earned through Swagbucks.
I bought a case of five reams of paper at BJ's for $20-and I think that will be just enough to cover me through revisions: printing out pages for chapter notes, and then once I have the second draft done, printing out copies to send to my first betas (my husband and one of my best friends, hopefully).
Best of all? My printer has a small footprint and prints 23 pages per minute. Still don't think that a laser printer is an important tool for writers? Watch this video by Jackson Pearce.
Have you invested money in tools to make your writing and revising process easier?