Last week I got my new laptop. My new glasses also came in. I am thrilled to see through glasses without scratches. Such a joy. The optometrist told me that my right eye has gotten a little worse since my cataract surgery pre COVID. But my left eye is the same. I’ve always had trouble with the right eye not being able to focus due to a hole in my retina. I think it’s congenital and I’ve had it checked through the years and it hasn’t gotten any worse. Thank goodness!
Here’s the deal. With my new computer and better vision I have started on draft number two of my manuscript that disappeared off my old laptop. I’ve roughed out a chapter outline and worked on my characters to add more depth. It was a manuscript I wrote for NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month where you write 50,000 of a rough draft in the month of November.
I put off working on rewriting the draft until the new computer came in. Files continued to disappear from my old laptop. I didn’t have the desire or energy to get all worked up if I happened to lose another draft.
Which reminds me. I need to order a new back up drive!
Are you working on any new or old projects that you’re excited about? What are they?
It makes a great change when we can see clearly
I’m rethinking what I’m going to work in…if that makes any sense
I think it means you’re in process.
Love the glasses. I am thinking I want some new ones too. GET YOUR TIME MACHINE SET UP
Sorry, didn’t mean to shout. I use am external hard drive and leave it in all the time on my main computer. I use one on my laptop too but usually do a backup once or twice a week since I don’t put much new stuff on there. Have fun!
Thanks! I have to use a dongle on my laptop to have a USB port. My thumb drive should arrive tomorrow.
I ordered a thumb drive that has 1 terabyte of storage. I can’t believe I don’t need to get a large hard drive anymore.
Cute glasses! I’m currently in scratched ones. I need to follow your example and do something about it!
Yes, you do! I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner, except that I didn’t have an optometrist here.
Yeah – that is my obstacle too. It is a bigger task when you need to figure out where to go 😉
I called seven offices and only one answered the phone. So I went with them and am very happy!
Seems like a good strategy 😉
I like talking with people on the phone, rather than being directed to their website or leaving a message.
I am learning Spanish through an online program-30 minutes a day.
That’s such a good idea. My husband and I have talked about doing that.
OMG E, I just purchased the exact same computer about two months ago, same color too! And our glasses are almost identical except mine are all scratched up! Maybe I’ll follow your lead and go get new ones! I’m overdue. Hugs, C
Wow! We are twins. I’m loving the new computer and am working on 1,000 words a day. It’s nice to have a fresh start.
New glasses are so good! New computer probably does everything fast (for now). I recently had a cousin who lost several novels in a computer crash. I’m always bumfuzzled when I hear that. I even print out some of my drafts, because I like editing in hard copy. Several backups at various stages. Daily backup to one.
I’m too busy for a new project right now!!
This is the first time I wasn’t backing up. I thought the money I pay each month for icloud meant it automatically backed up. I had just upped the storage space. The document appeared on my iphone, too — and then poof! It was gone there and on our desktop too! I learned my lesson.
Can’t trust the dang technology! They promise and don’t deliver.
Congratulations on your new laptop and glasses!
Thank you! What an improvement.