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March 5, 2015: Long-Deferred Vision

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted a ROW80 update…and here I am, just to say…well, I don’t have much to say.

Just when I was getting back into a post vacation, Internet-sparse groove, my trusty laptop, which is, to me a bit more like an appendage than a machine…

So I’m writing today from my son’s ancient and battered old laptop. It’s slow, and, because it has a broken hinge, so I have to use it very carefully and on a stationary surface.

But, slowly, I’m getting back into it. I’m behind on posts, visits, and comments – I’m trying to do them more on the Kindle and my new smartishphone. I’ve hit some snags, but I’m making progress.

My ROW80 goals list is trapped within my laptop, and I may not see it again for a bit – warranty stuff. So, until then, I’m just going to move forward as best I can, and report on that.

It hasn’t been an utterly down week. There have been some strong rays of sunlight amongst the clouds

  • While I didn’t get my story posted to Ad Astra last month, I did make serious progress on the revisions. I hope to get it finished this week, and then…

  • Serious planning on April A-Z, and for my two April CampNaNoWriMo novellas…and that’s it until next time, when the goals may change, to accommodate progress, laptop, etc…

Thank goodness this is the writing challenge that knows I have a life (and an ailing laptop!).

How does this week find you? And, speaking of finding, you can find other ROW80 posts right here!

There can be beauty in adversity!


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

2 thoughts on “March 5, 2015: Long-Deferred Vision

  1. Sorry to hear about your laptop issues. I feel lost without my computer. Sounds like you have a rickety back-up though (fingers-crossed). Just try to make it post-to-post until you get back into the swing of things. It looks like you’ve got a lot accomplished this week though. I wish you the best for Camp NaNo. Reach out if you need encouragement.

    1. I do feel more than a little lost. That computer is my sidekick, my second brain…but there is something to be said for times of needing to adapt, and the learning and perception shifting that go with them. The backup is slow, but I’m learning to get along better with it, and learning, too, all kinds of things I can do with the Kindle and my phone…

      As far as CampNaNo – I’ll be fine (even with an old computer, if need be). In November, I managed 167K! My goal for next month is a relatively paltry 60K, so I should manage fine, as long as I can get the plotting set ahead of time via Rock Your Plot. I’ve never tried novellas before, and I plan to do two, so this should be fun and exciting!

      Thanks for the encouraging words, and let me know if you need some, yourself!

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