Monday, March 17, 2008

ST PATRICK’S DAY...

To those of you of the emerald persuasion,
have a brilliant day!




THE LOVELY DONNA...

What a great guest Donna has been this weekend. It was such fun hearing which of my characters were most memorable. And useful, too. Clearly chocolate and burgers make a great heroine – something to be for the future.

Right now I’m writing another slightly larger than life heroine who has a little cottage industry making home made sweets. Fudge, coconut ice, something close to tootsie rolls. I discovered tootsie rolls on the web and my dd sighed with remembered pleasure – apparently she ate them by the bucket load when she was working in the States. There is something about that name that is slightly naughty that is just perfect for a romantic comedy don’t you think?.

A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS...

Spring is just about here and my spring bride’s book, The Bride’s Baby is already on sale online – and as a eBook. Now the wonderfully talented and incredibly kind Trish Wylie has put together a special blog for this four books series (the other three are by Fiona Harper, Trish Wylie and Shirley Jump) so if you want excerpts, links and all things wedding related (plus the chance to win all four books), go to here to check it out.

THE LAPTOP AND I...

The laptop saga continues. This morning it was returned by courier. I hugged it to my bosom, crooned over it like a baby.
The work note from the “tech guys” said “No error found”. That had to be good, didn’t it? Nothing lost. I would have all those emails I hadn’t had time to answer. Get all my addresses back. Retrieve my lost chapter...

Elation remained until I plugged it in and switched it on.
Nothing. It was, in fact, worse than when I’d sent it away. Then it was only the screen that was dead. Now nothing works. So it’s being picked up again tomorrow.

Another week...

5 comments:

Estella said...

Doesn't sound as if those techs were very knowledgeable.

Michelle Douglas said...

Oh, Liz, that's awful. I was devastated when my lap top died a few weeks ago - I'd had it for 7 years and it had practically become a member of the family. But, before it flatlined, my very savvy dh managed to download my entire hard drive so I lost nothing. My fickle heart is now enarmoured with my new machine.

I hope the techies sort it all out for you quickly.

Liz Fielding said...

I can't say I was terribly impressed with the tech guys, either, Estella.

Of course it's possible that someone dropped it after they'd looked at it. Who knows what happens in transport.

Jenny Haddon said...

Oh, huge sympathy, Liz. It's horrible feeling helpless. I was thinking I'd learn to plumb - but maybe giving the kiss of life to laptops would be a better use of evening class time.

May it revive soon.

Cryna said...

Oh Liz, I am so sorry that you are still having computer woes. I hope that this time you get better results.