June and Near-Disasters

No, I’m safe and healthy. but it was almost not a good month.

It has been a busy month, for sure! Co-author Abby Cortez and I went through the whole Romance book looking for mispellings, missing words and generally looking to improve the writing. That part is finished. Unfortunaltely, the very night I finished transcribing the changes, my laptop battery died, and with it, my laptop. Apparently the backup file for Windows got deleted and there is no way to restore without it. But all is not lost!

With my trusty, somewhat rusty skills , and absolute unwillingness to give up, I found a way to get the files I needed into a thumb drive. Yes I had backups of most of our work, but you know how that too-often works–the stuff you want is not there! But, disaster averted. There is money in the bank to get things rolling again, and soon the book will be ready for print. WooHoo!

In light of that, I will keep this short today. Writing a blog post using my phone is… challenging! There is more news, of course: work on Down Cellar, work on the sequel (Up Stairs) and news about a sequel for Small Town Romance, as well. But for today, I’m just happy to have a fully revised (for the last time?) Small Town Romance, on a memory stick where I can access it!
Until next time,


About Gordon DeLand

Author, speaker, ex-Navy and ex-preacher and ex-several other things. Grew up in the wilderness of Madison County, New York State. Officially retired, currently residing near Dallas TX but have lived on all four coasts and Hawaii. Maybe someday I'll retire back to New York. But not yet.
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