Talk about ignoring signs and being given a second chance. My poor little laptop, which has been working overtime these last few months, finally went kaput the other day. Earlier in the week, though, I had heard a little grinding noise inside of it. Yeah, the rest of you know what I'm talking about. I just hoped the poor thing had the hiccups. So after leaving it alone over night, I turn it on the next morning to find nothing! And I mean nothing. I freaked. I panicked. I had my nearly completed manuscript for Fascination Street on my hard drive. Let that be a lesson for you kiddies. Always back your stuff up! So after cursing, crying and praying (although I'm sure God was going, "Who is that on my Caller I.D.? I don't recognize that number.") I was given a reprieve the next day when for some strange reason, my computer worked. So, you guessed it, I backed everything up and took as much as I could off of my hard drive. Good thing. The next day it really crashed. No amount of sweet-talking or cursing was going to bring it back to life either.
So I buckled down and went to Comp USA, the devil's playground, and got myself a hard drive and had it installed. I've been spending most of my day loading all of my favorites and other software back onto my computer. Another lesson for you munchins. Don't rely on a computer! Yeah, I say this with a book on e-book and another slated to come out in July or August. I'm a slave to the circuitry. What can I say?
But on the upside, I managed to secure a spot for a booksigning for myself, Laura Bacchi and Leigh Ellwood for July 16th. The spot: The Pink Banana Boutique, a fine adult toy store. I'm excited. There's so much I need to do to get ready for that day.
Just needed to share that before I get back to work. Enjoy your day. Sorry I kept you all up with my screaming and crying...and not the good kind either.