"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Where I'm at...

Well, I'm still in computer limbo which means I'm take a slight hiatus until I can get it fixed. A Huge bummer but what can you do. :( (well besides rant and rave about the crappy computer maker....but I digress) So anyway, out of the blue I had these two songs pop up on my Pandora account that hit me like a tone of bricks.

This first one is my main character Jordan in a nut shell. I love it because it is 100% absolutely perfect. That's a very rare thing to find a song that suites a character so well.

What I've Overcome by Fireflight

And the second song is the scene where Ethan - Love Interest - finally confesses that Jordan means a great deal to him. Enjoy!

Save Your Best by Steve Reynolds

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Nightmare Scenario

Well the nightmare scenario for any writer has happened. My brand new laptop has had a heart attack. Seriously this thing is less than a month and a half old and the OS system has been corrupted.

According to the evil computer company, my only option is to reload the OS which will erase everything on my laptop, ie. my wip will be gone. And any of my other manuscripts that I stored on there.
So the reason for my post, you ask? You mean besides wanting to yell and complain about the evil company that makes crap for computers? A word of warning to you writers out there.
Please, for the love of Pete. Flash drives, portable hard drives, another computer, something - just back it up. For your own sanity.
Luckily, I have the majority of my manuscripts backed up on a flashdrive and a portable hard drive as well because of past experiences. I will probably just lose the last round of edits which luckily enough wasn't anything too important as far as I can remember. But I did want to warn you guys because no matter how much you don't think it will happen to you ...it will. And when it does nothing is as heart wrenching as losing all your work. So cover your butt and make a backup file. :)