I turned in the manuscript of Stormwalker
this morning. Yesterday, as I was proofing and putting in corrections, my laptop CRASHED. Big time.
Second laptop in about five months.
The first one crashed while I was working on revisions of the novella that prequels the Stormwalker book
. Both stories are set in the same world. Coincidence??
Or have I pissed off skinwalkers? (who are heavies in the stories). They say that talking about them lightly can bring their attention. Hmmmm.
On my laptop, the OS (Windows Vista) refuses to load. I've been able to run diagnostics through DOS, which indicates that a tiny portion of the hard drive has corrupted (or something--the tests fail at that point and won't continue). I can't even make it restore factory settings.
Big heavy sigh.
I need to start a new manuscript so must either get laptop repaired (it's under warranty; hope the problem is a covered one), or get new laptop. My dh says it's because I write so fast, I burn it out. Sweeetie.
At least I obsessively back up, and I lost only a few hours of work. I might have lost part of the novella I need to work on next, though, and notes for the sequel to Madness of Lord Ian.
So my life goes...
I need smudge sticks, candles, crystals, prayer...
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