|Me at four with my dad when we lived in California. |
He asked me to write about his family, so I enlisted my younger brother to help. We've finally finished the book.
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
I WAS ALMOST DOOMED!
Earlier this week, I completed (I hope) a family book on my dad’s family on which my brother and I have been working the past few years. We had the text done and I was compiling and inserting pages of photos, all carefully labeled. The entire book was complete, I hit save . . . and disaster struck.
Turns out I didn’t have enough ram (which I don’t really understand) to save all the pages and pages of photos I’d assembled. Yikes! I feared I’d lost the entire 378-page book. Hero came to the rescue (as he always does) and salvaged most of my work.
Then I began the annoying task of recreating lost material. Don’t you hate when that happens? Perhaps you are more computer savvy so that traumatizing incidents like this one don’t happen to you. For your sake, I hope so. I never wanted to be a computer science person; all I ever wanted to do was write my stories. Too late, I realize modern writers have to be computer gurus at times. Thank heavens my renaissance-man Hero is well-informed on this field.
This episode reminds me of a cute cartoon Darling Daughter 2 has on her refrigerator. It shows a housewife mixing a cake to instructions on the television. She has a shocked look on her face as the TV chef says, “For this next part, you’ll need algebra.”
I’m also reminded of the tee-shirt that bears the slogan, “They didn’t tell me this would involve math.”
So, you see my dilemma. The monitor and keyboard are my friends. Those little things going on in the cpu-boxy-thing are a mystery to me. All I want to do is write, not figure out computer problems (or math problems). Thankfully, romantic fiction does not involve either of those. I’m safe—except for this family book. Thanks to Hero, I’m even safe there.
I hope your year is off to a great start with even better days to come!
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