It’s ridiculous that I have to peck this blog post out on a tablet, but my computer became the casualty of a fight between my two youngest children this week.
I can still hear the resounding crash that sent me flying from my bedroom. There stood my two children with their mouths covered in shock with my all-in-one computer laying on the floor between them–ruined beyond repair.
Oh you better believe I cried. All my novels, short stories,picture book ideas were on that computer, and like a foolish ninny, I’d erased my backup thumb drive so my high school son, who never tells me anything until it’s nearly time for school, could use it for some school project the week before.
Once the tears subsided, and that took a couple of hours, I realized I might be able to piece back my life through my beta readers. I owe my beta readers so much already. Most of them have been with me from the beginning. I appreciate them even more. Even after all these years they still had every email I’d sent them. My world will keep on spinning after all. Now as for my children…I’m still devising a punishment worthy of their crime.