I know, I know, it’s been a long time since I’ve last posted (wow, two weeks!) but there’s nothing for it. Last Tuesday (or Wednesday, I can’t remember) I received a very terrible virus that caused all my executables to stop working. Extremely annoying, especially since I was unable to simply reinstall the programs infected. Worse of all, the virus affected my burning software and I had to back up all my documents on the thumbdrive. This would have been fine if the virus hadn’t infected the tumbdrive, too.

Long story short, it took me 5 days, the loss of several files, as well as two months worth of e-mails before my computer was back up to it’s old persnicity self.

If you haven’t guessed by this time no, I have not been able to write a word save for two pages on my outline. Ok, fine, but now I’m down to 39 days to either get this darn story finished and a query sent out, and focusing all my attention and energy on my web design.

On that note: I managed to buy the domain TheGildedPen.com. I’ve wanted to buy this domain for over 3 years now, but thought it a little overboard to have more than two domains. With the failing of aaastud.com – my equine promotion site – I’ve let it go and taken up TGP instead. Now, all I have to figure out is what to do with it. Should I make it another writers’ community, or a review site? The option that has been pounding on the back of my brain since I bought the domain is to turn it into a promotion site. I have only seen two sites that offer promotional services to authors, and while I do not have the extreme knowledge of promotion, I know enough for the e-book community.

Well, I’ll have to think about it. Feel free to let me know your ideas on the subject. For the time being, I’m going back to write. With the computer up, this blog post finished, my fingers are ready to fly (and if the above text hasn’t convinced you yet, I have a lot to say).

Happy Writing,


Hi Amber, don't I often know the feeling of work being held up by computer viruses and things...
Anyway, here's wishing you a brand-new start to your writing and that you'll keep going. cheers

5/28/2006 7:32 PM  

Dana from Romance Critters dropping by to day Hi Amber :-).
Sorry about the virus. Luckily, my hubby is a tech geek and we've got plenty of anti-virus protection on our PC, so I've never had a problem with my writing getting held back too. I hope you will keep going though because you know I'm dying to read your vamp romance :-). I like your blog. I'll have to add it to the side bar of mine :-).
Take care and hope your having a great holiday.

5/29/2006 7:40 PM  

Thank you Susan for the wishes. I can always use them, computer virus or no. Luckily for me things are straightened out. For the most part that is.

Dana, thank you for stopping by. Techies are great for some things, aren't they? Wish I had one to deal with these headaches. The vamp story is coming along, luckily, and I will soon have chapter 1 posted on the crit site, just for you. Good luck in your own writing!

Happy Writing All,

6/13/2006 1:19 AM  

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