Friday, December 14, 2012

Technical Difficulties & Turning 40

No, I haven't died.

But my computer did.

Fifteen days ago.

I have a new one ordered. It shipped yesterday. It's supposed to be here Tuesday and then I will spend a couple of days getting everything loaded, recovered from my old hard drive, and trying not to FREAK OUT any more than I have the past 15 days of my forced fast from technology.

Fifteen. Days.

And speaking of 15s, tomorrow is the 15th day of December and... my 40th Birthday. I've already gotten a really funny (albeit slightly painful) card about saggy boobs and spray tans from one of my besties, so I can only imagine what's coming down the pike from others. (My teen said she might see about prepayment plans on gravestones for me, but since I know she's broke, I'm not too worried.)

In the meantime... today is the final day of my 30s and I am celebrating by visiting my mom and mooching computer time. Just because I love you sweet EIR readers and don't want you to think I abandoned ship.

So. How do I plan to spend December 15, that deep, dark birthday? Well, as a matter of fact, I have a GREAT day planned. To treat myself on the occasion of my 40th birthday, I'm celebrating a new chapter in my writing life by... attending the cover shoot for my first two romantic fantasy novels (YES!) The first set in a multi-set series, THE RYN (book 1) and THE REMEDY (book 2) are an epic re-imagining of Grimm's fairytale, Snow White & Rose Red.  (BTW: Planned release date--for both novels--is late March 2013. Bloggers interested in receiving an e-ARC for review and/or for my April blog tour, please contact me at: chase dot serena at gmail dot com for more information.)

So... that's what's a-happening and why things have been so quiet over here. I promise there will be some new stuff and edgy stuff popping up here someday soon... but in the meantime, thanks for hanging in there with us as I work out my technical difficulties... and come to grips with turning 40!

7 comments:

  1. Two things: FIFTEEN DAYS??

    Ack. I don't know if I could do it.

    One more: YOU'RE GOING TO BE PUBLISHED?? Where was I when this news was announced??? Will you review your own books? ;-)

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  2. Happy Birthday Serena!!!! Welcome to your 40's! I've lived here for a couple of months, it's not so bad. :)

    Whooo hoo on the upcoming books. I'm hoping that many of the our Edgy Inspy Romance friends will take you up on the review offers.

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  3. Ooops, logged in from my other accout. It's me, Joy.

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  4. You will take 40 by storm, Serena! Happy Birthday and happy book birth soon ;-)

    Hugs xo

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  5. Uh oh, I meant to stop by yesterday! Happy day after your birthday! Hope you had a fantastic celebration! How is 40 treating you so far? Exciting news about your books :)and WOW! I don't know that I could survive 15+ days without a computer...eeeeek!

    Julie@My Favorite Pastime

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  6. Happy birthday sugar!!!! I hope you do treat yourself with something amazing.

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  7. Thanks to everyone for the sympathy & birthday wishes! It was a great day and I can't wait to see how the book covers turn out!

    My new laptop arrived and, although I'm still awaiting some software (like, um, Microsoft Office) to arrive, I am typing on it even now! Woot! And... there should be a few recommendations here soon! This post-40 learning curve might make me a little crazy as I'm getting used to Windows 8, but hopefully I'll be back on track soon!

    Thanks, readers, for your patience as I work out all my technical difficulties!

    All My Best,
    Serena

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