Friday, April 12, 2013

The Rain that Pours

It would be difficult to tell, but I am not writing this from my usual computer. Yesterday I go to turn on my computer and the main screen doesn't some up. I tried all sorts of different things. I let the Startup Restore scan my computer several times but to no avail. It would not start. It did give me a code that I then researched and discovered it most likely means my hard drive is fried.

In case you're unfamiliar with what a hard drive is or does, basically everything that made my computer mine is now lost and will have to be replaced. My files, my music, my pictures, my book covers, everything. In the event that I can't replace it, then it is lost forever. Forever.

I was in the midst of writing Chapter 5 of Remembered (And Carillians for the Machine Book 2) and the last three pages of that are now gone, only existing in the shadows of my mind. Who knows if all will be 'remembered' when the time comes to write it again. Perhaps it will be better. Perhaps not...hmm, we'll go with the first one.

Another way this will make life interesting is directly connected to Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award. If you are counting the days you know that there are only four more days left before the results are revealed. Four days left! The best way to check the results is of course online, which I will be limited in until I can figure out what to do with getting a new hard drive. So here I am hoping I will make it through and I may not even find out if I did.

So when it rains it pours. Life is nothing if not an adventure! What adventures have you had lately?


  1. Ah, man! Computer problems are the PC had mental breakdowns if it wasn't plugged in 24/7. Good luck with everything!

    1. Thanks! :) It's been an interesting week for sure. I never realized how much having my computer was like having an arm or a tongue and not having it left me at a loss as to what to do without it. Good luck to you too!!! :)