Because of a Virus

Because of a faceless, anonymous jerk somewhere out in the e-universe, our computer caught a virus this week.

Because of a computer virus, my husband had to take our computer in to work, where the gurus could do their magic.

Because my husband took the computer to work, I had no access to my files.

Because I had no access to my files (but I did have a babysitter), I had to flounder about for a writing project to work on.

Because I was floundering for productivity, I rode out to a park and sat down with paper and pen (gasp!) and began outlining notes for a new novel, built on the foundation of the old—a project I’ve been procrastinating for months under the guise of nonfiction goals.

Because I actually got started on planning the novel, I found myself in the heart-pounding, keep-me-up-at-night excited stage of infatuation with my project.

Which is a thrilling place to be.

228) For the convergence of Hackers, viruses and babysitters.
229) For inSpiration…again.
230) For a terrific query class
231) For great reinforcement from said class
232) For the discovery that the novel I thought had to be completely rewritten is actually quite good…beginning on page 200…
233) For being so excited about rewriting said novel that I can’t sleep
234) For working DSL
235) For lots of blog hits
236) For five days of exercise last week
237) For clouds lined up like celestial trumpets in the west

holy experience