My husband took my (sad little) broken laptop to the repair place to see how bad the damage was from its epic fall from the mantle of our fireplace.
Bad news is: my hard drive is a goner. Thank the Good Lord I had recently emailed my full manuscript to myself, because I still have that. However, all the notes, cuts, rough outlines, and character sketches that I had (idiotically) not backed up are gone :(
Good news is: I'll have a spankin' new hard drive, which means lots of free memory space!
Being without my laptop these last few weeks has felt like losing one of my limbs. I know there are diehard people out there who can write anywhere at anytime, but I am not one of them. I do NOT write well while I'm at home - thus the laptop.
There are two reasons for this: 1) My sons are crazy 2) My house is in constant need of attention because my sons are crazy. Having two (adorable, smart, energetic) boys means constant interruptions which, for this writer, means complete loss of concentration. I can usually only write (at least write WELL) when my kids are deep in sleep. And that's only if I lock myself in our office (or at my desk in my bedroom, which I think I need to MOVE because of its proximity to my BED). If I don't lock myself away in a room, then I will be too tempted to turn on the television or fold the ever haunting pile of laundry or clean something.
My places of choice to write are Barnes & Noble, where I can be surrounded by books (I find that very inspiring) or Starbucks, where I'm bombarded with the aroma of coffee (I find that very de-tiring...is that a word? I just made that up because it rhymed.) However, with no laptop I have been forced to write at home. Can't wait to edit THOSE chapters.
All that to say, I'm very excited to get my laptop back...I've missed her very much (Of course she's a SHE!).