I had computer problems yesterday. By computer problems I mean Blue Screen of Death during a routine Windows Update problems. Seven hours, two Starbucks Frappuccinos, a couple of chocolate bars, one Amy’s cheese enchiladas TV dinner (real food was a must), a few cups of tea, and a bunch of parsley later my computer was saved from the eventual toss against the wall. It was a bit of a stressful day without query letters, waiting breathlessly for agents’ replies, writing and revising novels, plus writing and revising short stories.
Of course, sometime late in the afternoon I realized I forgot the blog! No posts were written for today. Oops! This is an issue! Strangely, the blog doesn’t write posts. The problem is I have what I’d like to call “Blue Screen Writer’s Block.” I can totally work on the stories now that I have access to the stories. I need the distraction.
All I can think of is that yesterday would have been the perfect time for an agent to email for more. It would have been the moment I couldn’t do anything but go “Wait! I need my manuscript!” It was stuck on my computer and my external hard drive. I couldn’t get on the external, even with my husband’s computer. (I don’t know the password for his computer.) Luckily for my sanity, there were no requests for a partial. There was a snail mail rejection, but no requests.
Hopefully, today will be major computer problem free. I’d like to work on queries, not my Operating System.