Don’t you hate it when your computer crashes and you lose your work? Yeah, so that happened to me this month…well not exactly…okay, maybe I should explain.
So I’ve always wanted to own an iMac, you know the ones with the big beautiful screen, well I finally got one! Yay me! Lifetime goal achieved! And being the responsible tech user I am, I wanted to ensure that I could access my files across both my Macbook and my new iMac and I assumed that iCloud would be the best way to do that.
That was my first mistake…never assume.
Turns out iCloud and the program I use to write in don’t like each other and we’re not talking a little disagreement here, we’re talking full-on passive-aggressive, diabolical, underhanded, feuding which resulted in iCloud deleting over 30,000 words from the current book I was working on, as well as words from other manuscripts.
Clearly, I should have done more research.
It even corrupted my backups which I keep on a separate drive.
So what does this all mean? It means that I need to rewrite those 30,000 words of the manuscript I was working on, which means that my production schedule gets shunted. Don’t you hate that!
I had planned to release one book a month this year, but it looks like that won’t be happening…
On a positive note…
The book I’m working on is AWESOME! Well, I think so anyway and I can’t wait to get it out there for y’all to read. One of the reasons I was so upset about losing the words were they were probably the best I’d ever written. Here’s hoping that I can recapture them and that they will be just as good, if not better.
I also have another book almost ready to release. It’s currently in the editing process, but I’m hoping to get it out by the end of the month or at least into early July. It’s a little edgier than my previous books, so I’m working with my editing partner to ensure that the pendulum hasn’t swung too far. I’ll be sending out Pre-Order links as soon as it’s ready, so watch this space!
And finally, I just want to take a moment to welcome my new subscribers and thank the ones who’ve been with me from the start. I appreciate all of you and thank you for taking a chance on me and reading my books. I love writing and hopefully one day I’ll be able to make it my full time job, so thank you for your support.
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