Monday, July 29, 2013

Good news bad news

Good news is that my laptop  is back. 

Bad news is that none of my programs could be reinstalled by the it people, so I have to do it myself. Including microsoft office. *Shudder*
 
So... yeah... My laptop isn't technically mine yet. It lacks all the things I love and enjoy. I'll probably have to work everything back slowly. 

Further bad news is that the IT failed to save the blurbs and synopses that I was supposed to get to Etopia Press. So I'll have to start again. (For those of you who missed it the announcement of my laptop failing, I did save everything up to two days before it failed.)

And we all know what a lovely inspiring experience it is to write those. *fake smile* 

But hey, at least I have some motivation. Those blurbs and the synopsis I'll be sending in will influence the cover that'll get chosen for Doorways. 

Ooh! Speaking of which, I need to share something juicy with you guys soon... 

In the meantime, it's time for me to get back to downloading necessary problems *ahem* programs. 

Once that's done, I'm really really going to try and get some blog visits in. I'm way overdue. 

How was your weekend?

40 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry you have to reload all the programs. That's never fun. At least you have motivation for the synopsis and blurbs.

Angela Brown said...

Glad you got your laptop back. You'll get it back up to par soon. Taking your time to do sounds like a good idea so you can have it running in tip-top shape.

Oh the joy of writing blurbs and synopses. Well, keep that fake smile plastered as you chug through those :-) I'm excited to see what your cover will be!

Rena said...

I hate computer trouble. Mine took a nose dive for no freaking reason recently, so I really feel for you.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Bummer.... but at least you have your baby back!

Blurbs are my new specialties now.. LOL. If you get a chance drop by my blog on Wednesday for an announcement.

Also, Misha, you may not know, but I illustrated a cover for debut author, Siv Ottem. I'm featuring it at my blog today... so if you need a break from downloading... please stop by. Would love to see you!

M Pax said...

Ouch. Reloading is a pain in the patooky. So are blurbs and a synopsis. But at least your computer is back. So that's good.

I'm putting a polish on the final chapters of Beyond the Edge. By the weekend I start the revision. Deadline is Sept. 5.

Susan Kane said...

My first laptop crashed, irreparably. HOWEVER when I first bought it, I made back-up disks and bought a 5 year warranty. Huzzah!

Cannot emphasize how important this is: make these disks!

Connie Keller said...

Mine failed a couple of months ago (it took 6 weeks to get it fixed), and today I finally finished downloading everything that got wiped. Yay!

I hope the blurbs and synopses are easier the second time around! Sorry you have to redo them.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Glad to hear that you are still battling to put things right, despite all the mishaps and still sound so upbeat and cheerful!

Julie Luek said...

Computer stuff frustrates the bajeezies out of me. Hope it all comes together for you soon!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Can't wait to have a computer of my own. Best of luck with your woes.

Melissa said...

You're living every writer's nightmare. At least you backed up most of it.

I still cringe every time I think of the author whose laptop was stolen. Her work was backed up, but her flash drives were in the case with the computer...that they stole. She. Lost. Everything. :(

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Sorry about the hassles with your computer. I'd offer advice if I knew anything about computers. Just yesterday I lost three hours' worth of notes for my dissertation due to my laptop malfunctioning.

LD Masterson said...

I have an effective back up system you could try. I email everything I want to save to my son. That puts a copy on my computer at my house and his computer at his house. Even a tornado isn't likely to wipe us both out. And it's cheaper than cloud storage.

Just in case...

Annalisa Crawford said...

Good luck with the reinstalling. Just make sure you've got a good book to read at the same time, and it'll fly by :-)

Julie Flanders said...

I'm glad you had almost everything backed up but I'm sorry you have to reinstall everything! Computers can be such hell.
Best of luck getting the blurb and synopsis done again. I'm looking forward to whatever juicy thing it is you have to share! :)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Glad to hear you got your laptop back! I have to send mine out to get some work done soon and I am not looking forward to being without it!

Laura Marcella said...

Computer problems are the worst, especially for writers. I'm glad you have it back and I hope you get your programs back on soon. Good for you for finding the silver lining!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Shah Wharton said...

This sounds like my idea of Hell! Utter nightmare. Sorry this happened but I'm sure the new blurbs/synopsis will be better than the first... And if they're not, eat chocolate and move on. :)

mrkelly2u said...

Computer problems can drain your energy and inspiration. I have become paranoid about losing stuff, so I now save EVERY SESSION to a Dropbox folder as well as on whatever machine I'm working on. It syncs perfectly between my iPad and Mac and unless you need a mega storage plan - it's FREE!

Elise Fallson said...

Sorry you're still having to deal with the computer, but glad it's back. Just last week I had to reformat my mother's computer because it got hit with a bad virus. Quoting Laura above, 'computer problems are the worst.'

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah I don't know what I would have done without the motivation.

Probably nothing. :-P

Misha Gericke said...

So am I! :-P

Misha Gericke said...

Ouch! You have my sympathy.

Misha Gericke said...

Loved your announcement. :-)

I'll definitely keep you in mind in future.

Misha Gericke said...

Let me know if you need a crit partner. :-P

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah any back-ups are worth their weight in gold.

Misha Gericke said...

Yay on getting everything downloaded onto your computer again. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha yeah. So am I, actually. If this had happen three weeks ago, I might have melted down. :-D

Misha Gericke said...

Same here. Luckily, I'm able to use my computer as normal once more.

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! Fingers crossed that you can get a computer of your own soon.

Misha Gericke said...

Oh my word that's horrible!

Misha Gericke said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about that!

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha that's an awesome idea. I actually e-mail everything very important to my gmail account.

Sadly, my computer broke on Monday before I could back up what I'd literally just finished writing. :-/

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha yeah... no. By Thurday (when my office STILL hadn't installed) I wanted to pull out all my hair.

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks!

I'll be sharing soon, now that I'm actually able to use my laptop like I'm supposed to. :-D

Misha Gericke said...

Good luck!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah it's now my idea of hell as well.

Ended up not doing the synopsis. I just couldn't. Not when I was literally days from an immovable deadline. Luckily, the publisher understood.

Misha Gericke said...

I actually have a paid account with dropbox that I use often. Now, I'm actually growing to be so paranoid that I'm backing almost everything up as soon as I'm done with the file for the day.

Misha Gericke said...

Ouch! Viruses suck. Hope the format went well.