For those of you who may not know, I was the butt of a “smash and Grab” last week. I had popped two doors along for a morning coffee before work, gone only ten minutes, when on my return to work a staff member met me with the words…”your car has a smashed window, did you know?” We both ran to my car only to find the back window behind the driver smashed and glass everywhere. Immediately my heart sunk as I had left my laptop complete with my novel I was finally redoing again, along with other papers, passwords and a number of flashdrives with copies of photos, teleseminars, writing information etc… on, were all inside the laptop bag, which I had left covered by a jacket behind my drivers seat. I have to admit I burst into tears when I confirmed it had gone. You can’t imagine how I felt, I was so heartbroken that my writing material had been taken and at the same time what a fool I had been to not only leave it in my car, but have hard copies with the laptop along with flashdrives……… what an idiot I had been.
Well, I have some good news folks, insurance is a good thing to have. The car was fixed that same day and today, I received my new laptop. It will take awhile getting used to. The keys are a little different to the touch and the screen is wider, I will eventually have it set up to what it was. But the most wonderful part of all, my editor/friend whom had critiqued my novel a couple of times a few years ago still had it on file and sent it to me when she heard….. YAY! She’s the best! I am hoping to view her as a guest on my blog in a couple of weeks so I can introduce her to you all. As for a couple of picture book stories I had written, I managed to track down old copies. Luckily my PiBoldMo ideas and other writing lesson papers where in another folder here at home…. yay! So not all is lost.
Here I am with my new laptop, sorry the picture is not the best quality as it was taken by an old cellphone. I thought I would appear in person, as I was so overwhelmed and wanted to thank you all for the lovely comments, wishes and love that was sent to me on facebook and in emails. I was absolutely devastated when it happened, totally heartbroken and for two days suffered a blood nose and my back went out. Hence my dear hubby took me down country for a couple of days to a lovely beachside town where he hoped it would take my mind off everything for awhile.
I am happy that much of what I can retrive is with me now and I am looking ahead thanks to the help of all of you, my fellow writers.
A BIG “THANKYOU” to PiBoldMo, Childrens’ Book Hub, and 12x12in12 friends. Now on with the writing……. lol.