She was a good computer. Fast, with a dedicated graphics card and lots of software. We had many adventures, R.I.P.
So yes, my computer died the digital death recently. I was right in the middle of trying to update my website, and it had a fatal error. I’m fairly sure it was a problem with a power converter or something–the thing would only draw enough power for the HDD to spin up. It wasn’t the end of the world, though.
I had my writing backed up, of course.
I took it as a sign that it was time to upgrade. We’re now back in business, with a new computer and an entirely new operating system, too. It took me forever to get Windows 8 to behave, believe me. Many of the features on this thing just make me wonder “why?”, but I figured it out soon enough. Despite the catastrophe, The Awakening Storm is now within 100 pages of being finished. A few more chapters, and it’ll be time for editing.
I also wanted to announce the possibility of having TSF and TAS produced as audiobooks. It will be later this year–after the release of The Sentient Fire revised–but there is a plan in the works to have the books, or at the least the first one, on Audible by Christmas. Maybe sooner.
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