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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The universe scoffs at my attempts to do anything

So I was writing a happyhappy blog post about Elementary, the new anthology set in Mercedes Lackey’s Elemental Masters universe, which contains my story “Hearth & Family,” when Afalwen (my darling writing laptop) decided it was full. And could not go on. Of course, this was one of the very rare times that I was writing the post in Blogger rather than in a Word .doc and then copying it over.

It was a really funny post, too, because everytime I think about the fact that I now have stories in two Elemental Masters anthologies, I need someone to pass me smelling salts.

Thankfully, Ken the Computer Guru came to my rescue, found the enormous unecessary file that was clogging up Afalwen, and has taken it off to perform other update-y type miracles that will make it Bigger. Stronger. Faster.

He says this’ll take about an hour, which means two hours (he knows whenever he tells me how long something will take him, I automatically double it…because when I first told him that, he got miffed and then realized I was absolutely right). And even though I haven’t gotten to my copyediting for the day, you know what? Screw it, I’m’a gonna pour me a glass of wine and run a bath and read Seanan McGuire short stories on my Kindle (yes, I’m’a gonna take my Kindle into the bath with me because I LIVE ON THE EDGE).

I will re-create the happyhappy blog post later.

Updated to add: My life…I’d barely finished typing this when a friend called to say he’d been in a car accident and could we pick him up and take him home? Well, duh, of course, where are my shoes? (He’s bruised but fine; car is totaled. Egads.)


Teresa Noelle Roberts said...

Some days are just like that. Glad that Ken was around to fix the computer (it always does take twice as long as your favorite geek optimistically predicts, doesn't it?), and that your friend is basically all right, even if his poor car isn't. And of course I'm thrilled you're in another Elemental Masters book.

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Yeah, some days are! Turned out we also needed to upgrade the OS on the laptop, so we had a lovely evening watching a comfort movie (if one can call Grosse Point Blank a comfort movie, which apparently I can) and three episodes of Doctor Who.

And thank you for being thrilled for me! I'm...still gobsmacked!