Back in the Saddle and a ROW80 Check-in

Hi folks,
Well, I’m back in action, at least for now. My computer was giving me fits for months and in mid May it went berserk. It has now been resurrected, but in a strange new form. Our IT guy managed to save all my docs, but the Microsoft office I paid so much for is gone. I’m now struggling to use a new word processing program. Sigh

So, this little adventure has pushed back my writing schedule a bit. Now it is time to pick up the pieces, recreate anything that was lost, and get back to it. To celebrate, I’m going to have a Giveaway of Old Family Mansion starting next week. The coupon for the book will be on this blog. With any luck the second book in the series will follow within a week or two.

On to my goals for the coming week. I have the manuscript of Blue Rider back from the editor. I’ve got some fixes to make and that is my goal for this coming week. Hopefully I will have a cover to show you next week.
So, this little adventure did have one bright side; I’ve had plenty of time to play outside and get a small garden patch dug up from the hard soil.
Well, that’s it for me today as I try to get back in the swing of things. Drop me a line and let me know how you all are doing.

10 thoughts on “Back in the Saddle and a ROW80 Check-in

  1. I hate when work is interrupted by technical difficulties or computer failure. *sigh* Thank goodness you're back up and running, but I feel for you. Best wishes with the edits and the upcoming release! Have a wonderful week!

  2. So glad your computer glitches are behind you, despite that new learning curve. What's your new program? I ran into quite a problem when switching between Open Office and Word after a while and now am just Word, though from time to time, I hear such good things about Scrivener. The main point, though, is you're writing AND gardening AND writing. Persevere . . . have a good week ahead.

  3. Computer problems are a pain in the butt. I had mine in for "annual service" that took almost a week. A week? Really? To do a scan and install new anti-virus software? Whatever. It's nice to have it back.

    I'm glad you're finding your groove again. Good luck with the book and the new cover.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  4. Glad to see you back in action Pru. What a headache. You know, I went through a similar thing last year. My computer was acting funny and I ignored it. Then one day…poof! Mother board died. Yeah. Thankfully, Jenny Hansen's hubby was able to take my computer apart and copy the information off of the hard drive before I took it into the store I purchased it from. Yes I am grateful I had a warranty. The computer was only twenty months old? But you feel lost without it. So glad you're back on your technical feet! Have a great week! 🙂

  5. I take mine in to The Geek Squad at Best Buy and they do a scan and remove anything "bad" that's hiding in there, they update my anti-virus and spyware stuff and any program updates that haven't been up on there (Adobe, Acrobat, etc.), and they get everything running faster. It's about $100 and I think it's worth it because I rarely have computer problem (knocking on wood). Might want to look into it.


  6. Huh! Not sure why you can't still reinstall Office (as long as you held onto your license key, you should be able to get back the program you had). Open Office has a very responsive community, but it's… well, it's built by volunteers, so it's not going to have all the bells and whistles. Glad you're finding ways to make it work either way.

    And Scrivener… :- Love! Though, it's a learning curve too.

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