Friday, January 16, 2009

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

So it's been a little over a week since the computer went kablooey. The tech guy is still working to retrieve the data on the drive, so all of my work is still in limbo. It sucks, because I've given thought to my Dead Bait story and have changes I would like to make, but can't. In fact, I have written nothing. This is partly because I'm waiting for the verdict on the hard drive and partly because I hate using the wife's computer. Her chair in here is uncomfortable (mine won't fit through the door to my office, so bringing it in here is not an option), the Internet is slower in here due to the wireless router and her keyboard sucks. So over the last week, I've spent less than an hour total online. At least I've had time to read books and play the Wii. Tomorrow I'm heading out with the tech guy to purchase components for a new computer. I'm going to need one regardless of the outcome with the old drive. I also got a rejection today from Shock Totem for my story The Madness in Their Eyes. Not totally unexpected. I just hope the story survives to be subbed again at some point.


Jamie Eyberg said...

I don't know who your email server is but if it is gmail or something similar you can salvage your story from that by going to the sent files and getting the story from the attachment. I hope that helps.

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie has a good point. I've done the same thing to stories in the past.

Best of luck with the hard drive/computer issue.

K.C. Shaw said...

I've done that too, grabbing "lost" stories from my sent file. Hopefully you won't need to do that, though! Good luck with the recovery.