OMG! I have a stable Internet connection again!
I live in the boonies so I don’t have the option of calling the local NERDS to come fix my computer problems. So, it was a process of elimination. First, checking the satellite connection/strength, figuring out whether other computers in the house (six!) had the same issue. All did, excerpt for the one connected directly to the router by cable. Sooooo…
I ordered a new router. It’s installed. And so far, so good. You have no idea how time-consuming and frustrating it is trying to work with spotty connection. The only time I seemed to get good connection was the middle of the night, so I set alarms to get up at 3 AM to take care of email and blogging. I know friends who tried to reach me during the day thought I’d dropped off the face of the earth.
Anyway, here it is 10 AM and I’m happily cranking out today’s blog about INTERNET WOES. Not sexy, right?
The next problem I have is trying to figure out why my computer goes to the Blue Screen of Death when it hibernates. Guess I’ll uninstall every piece of hardware I have, one at a time, to see if one of them is the issue. Then maybe I can get back to writing!
I did finish a very sexy, funny short story this week to include in the Cleis cowboy collection. After reading the sexy stories other writers contributed, I was just a little intimidated. Took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do that would fit with the collection and still be distinctive.
Yeah, I get the advantage of doing that since I get to read ALL the stories first.
Remember, if you’ve read any of my recently published stories and don’t feel wierd doing it, post a review and send me the link. You’ll be entered in the Promo Ho contest. Details about the stories I need reviews for are listed on my “Contest” page. You only have 3 more days to enter!
The winner of yesterday’s flashback download (selected by random number generator) is…Fedora! Fedora, congrats and email me!