Like most of the Samhain editors, I work from home, juggling the demands of my Samhain job with a writing career, two teenage daughters, three cats, and the demands of housework, laundry, the necessity to eat something other than takeaway pizza occasionally…
Pretty much all writers, and anyone else who works from home, can probably empathize!
So I'm always on the lookout for something that will genuinely save me time. Currently my best friends are keyboard shortcuts, fields that auto-complete, my new smartphone that means I can get emails on the go, my laptop so I can work anywhere, my dishwasher, my supermarket delivery service…
And my latest, a robot vacuum-cleaner:
If you're thinking of getting one, oh my goodness, DO IT. It's the coolest thing ever, and is genuinely, 100% saving me time.
Except for when I'm so mesmerized by something else doing the vacuuming for me that I stand and watch it.
It's probably a good thing my cats don't react like this, or I'd never get anything done!