Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Murphy's Law

As evidence by the title of this post I have sad news to report.  My beloved netbook has bit the dust.  I dropped it (on my birthday to boot!) and now only half the screen works.  As the repair would have been twice as much as a new computer, we opted for a new one.  I’ve had that netbook for nearly the entire journey of getting my first book published.

A moment of silence for its passing….

On a happier note, I am now typing on a brand new laptop.  I’m a little bummed that it’s as big as it is but could not bring myself to pay twice as much to take off 2 inches of screen.  It does have some pros over my old one: a dvd-rom, lots more memory, and a full size keyboard.  Though, this last one is also a con.  I’m now having to relearn how to type since the keyboard on my netbook was so small.  It was the perfect size for me…my teen nephews have informed me that this is because I have the hands of an 8 year old (this isn’t far from the truth as my 9 year old and I can share gloves…if I cared to wear bakugan or transformer ones…)

My book has had its final edit and is moving onto the graphic design department.  I can’t describe how excited I am for this phase!  I know we aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but we’ve all been guilty of this at some point, even if we simply pick up a book because the cover art was breathtaking.  I admit I’ve done it (though I must also qualify that I did not enjoy the story and didn’t finish it, but the point is, I started it because the cover was intriguing). 

In other news I have finished a draft of the first book in an entirely new series and am now beginning the arduous task of editing it and finding someone who wants to publish it…there truly no rest for the weary!