Sunday, January 11, 2009

Viruses... GRRRRRRRR

My computer was struck by a virus earlier this week (OH NOES!) but I didn't know it, so spent most of Friday on the phone with my isp trying to figure out why my internet wasn't working. Not only wasn't working, but not recognizing my passwords (panic much?) and eventually kicking me out of everthing. The kindly man on the other end of the phone (who could get into my account just fine on his end) suggested I try another browser as mine had obviously been corrupted, but no matter what I tried - Mozilla Firefox, Safari - I had the same result.
Cruel nothingness.

Long story short (I know, too late) I got my computer back from the computer doctors yesterday (my love for them knows no bounds!!) and voila - I'm all fixed up and not terribly poorer.
But man, did I realize how dependant I am on my laptop. Like Winehouse-on-crack dependant!
And because of the computer drama, I missed my monthly RWA chapter meeting. Bummer since I can't make Feb's meeting due to a Bermuda-family visit.

But in writing news, I'm ticking along on my futuristic novel, currently titled JUMP ZONE. The inner editor in me made me go back to the beginning to start revising, even though I'm not finished the first draft yet - because the plot was beginning to get too complicated to remember everything I needed to go back and change. In the process, 5,000 new words have been added and getting everything in the right order will give me the drive I need to continue. I'm at 65 K now and I figure I'll end someplace between 75,000 and 80,000. YAY - the end is in sight!!

And now, dear blogworld, I'm going to lose myself in Red Garnier's latest novella... but OOPS, it's not in bookstores yet (look for it in late 2009!), so without further ado...
neerer, neerer, neerer


Anonymous said...

Sorry about the virus, but I'm glad you are fixed up now. Congrats on the progress of your novel.

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh dear, a virus -- NO FUN! I'm glad the computer doctor made it all better.

And wowie, fabulous news about how you're rocking and rolling on Jump Zone. I'm so looking forward to reading it! And I hear ya about complicated stories -- Heart's Chalice is so complicated and I've really got my work cut out for me with it, but I shall persevere. :)

H & P, my friend!

Shelley Munro said...

Viruses are the pits!! I'm glad you're back in business again.