After many years of service, my laptop experienced the black screen of death/white cursor yesterday. I spent the next eight to nine hours trying to fix it to no avail. While I’m still tinkering with it here and there, it seems quite likely the computer is KIA. So, all that progress I’ve finally been making on the novella? Gone. Along with half of another project I apparently forgot to finish backing up a year or two ago.
The only bright spot of news I’ve got going for me is that Crystal Lake requested the full manuscript for Wind Chill, which I very gratefully did have backed up. I should hear back one way or another by the end of the week, so keep your fingers crossed for me. I could use a little luck.