Going back east, sans laptop

Friday, June 26, 2009

I am saddened, for two reasons:

1. I lost a follower on this blog! I'm back down to 30. Sadness. I think I get a few followers here who aren't terribly interested in anything I have to say but are merely hoping I'll follow them back. I get a tremendous number of such followers on Twitter, too. Oh well. Good riddance, I suppose.

2. My laptop--aka, the most important inanimate object in my life--is in dire need of repair. The display simply doesn't work, 9 out of 10 times I try to start it up. And that 10th time, it usually goes black after a few minutes. The thing is still on warranty, so I'll have to ship it out to Dell and wait for it to return to me.

I am cheered, as well, though. For beginning Tuesday of next week, my family will spend a week in New York! This is great for all the usual reasons (i.e., food), but also because we will finally meet Sam's cousin Jaden, born to my brother and his wife in California way back in December!

With any luck at all, my laptop will be back in my possession shortly after we return home in early July. Then I can get cracking on YA MS the Third, which I am re-excited about after a long discussion with my agent yesterday. Oh, and YA Novel the First? I have to write the two tiniest little passages you ever heard of, which I'll probably do this weekend on Beth's laptop (using it right now!), and then I do believe the editing portion of our show will be over. Woo! Then it's final title, cover ideas . . . I can't stand it.

Oh, and speaking of early July, here is a public service announcement: Please, if you live near a family with a dog, don't shoot off firecrackers or fireworks. Thank you. Oh, also if you have fingers.

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Kangaroo B said...

The rest of us just track in in our RSS feeds... maybe you have hundreds following Exile...

Also: Get a Mac. I was a Dell Man myself for years. I resisted converting to Mac. But the other day I had to turn on my old Dell desktop to use internet explorer for some purpose---and I wanted to tear my eyes out... the damn thing just won't run smoothly. I could deal with it when I didn't know that a computer could actually run for more than 12 hours without crashing, but now that I know that they can, I just can't take my PC.

June 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM
Steve Brezenoff said...

I'd love a Mac. Till recently, I was always a Mac guy, but going Windows is so much more affordable. Still, I think my next laptop will be a Mac, even if it means an extra few months saving for it.

June 26, 2009 at 10:19 AM
AckForte said...

when is S&S day???!!!!???!!!

June 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM
Christy Raedeke said...

Have a great trip! I just did nearly two weeks without internet access and it was painful, but good. Gets easier every day!

June 27, 2009 at 7:04 PM