Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Laptop Update

Seems my system board (or my mother board as my husband calls it) is bad.  It's costing me almost as much as the computer did new, but a newer laptop would cost twice as much as the repair (since there are other options I would prefer to have - of course!).  We decided to go the cheaper route.  I just hope this board lasts longer than 17 months!

So, that means my data isn't lost.  Just unavailable until I get my laptop back.  And this is really teaching me a lesson, too.  Everything associated with writing is on that laptop.  My query, my list of agents I want to query to, my notes to all my books - past and future, my book (I do have book 1 and book 2 saved elsewhere - it's only book 3 I wasn't smart enough to save the day before and I don't have a copy of book 4 anywhere).

The FIRST thing I do when I get my laptop back (besides, maybe, kiss it?), is to copy everything from it to the computer that gets backed up.  And I mean EVERYTHING!  I raised an Eagle Scout for goodness sake.  I know "Be Prepared" by heart.  Now I should practice it!


James Garcia Jr said...

Stacy, I am writing this note from my new laptop that I had to buy a couple of months ago when my family pc caught a virus, so I know a little of what you speak of. Good luck to you. Thankfully, I was in a position to buy this baby, but what you say about backing everything important is something that we all take for granted. Especially with all of our busy schedules, we definitely need to take that extra time to safeguard our stuff. Hang in there, my friend.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Jimmy! I'm trying.