I’m in the stage of the book process when the publisher’s copywriter just reviewed the book with a fine-toothed comb to suggest grammatical edits and other small changes. I looked at the suggested changes this afternoon and was about to send the file back to Gotham Books when I realized…. My computer ate the file! It was GONE! 187 pages with over 100 edits had just disappeared!
I was sad. So was Maggie.
I check all of my folders, did a search for the file name, looked through my Carbonite backed-up files, and looked in Recent Documents – not there! Gahhhhhh! I really HAD to have this done today, too, so I can start my freelance article tomorrow. Instead of wallowing in my misery/throwing my laptop across the room in frustration, I decided to buckle down and go back through the entire original document as the sun set outside my window. It didn’t take as long the second time, thankfully!
But by the time it was over, I was way too tired to do my scheduled run… Hopefully, I can just make it up tomorrow!
Snacks today included Pumpkin yogurt and 1 serving of granola:
Probably 1.5 servings of Triscuits and salsa (which, I was told on Twitter, counts as a vegetable!):
And Chai tea:
I got the Husband a new tea pot (he loves tea pots…) for Valentine’s Day. It’s so nice and classy. 🙂
Dinner was a veggie mish-mash of corn, roasted mushrooms, and roasted asparagus, as well as about 2 – 2.5 servings of baked beans. I made the mushrooms and asparagus by coating them in olive oil, soy sauce, and pepper and cooking at 375 for 20 minutes.
Dinner was kind of light because my snacks were so substantial (I was fueling for the good workout that never was)! But it was yummy and delicious… my version of vegetarian BBQ, I suppose. 🙂
Time to TV – Tuesday is such a good TV night!
Oh that is the worst! Good for you for getting right back to work.
My friend deleted a whole chapter of her senior thesis the night before it was due. I remember bringing her lots of coffee and treats while she scrambled to finish it. Sometimes computers are SO frustrating!