Today I had a writing date out at Mary Anne Mohanraj’s and took the train out. It’s a nice ride and I can usually get some good work done. I got around 800 words done on the train, tossed my computer back in my bag and walked up to her house, plotting what I was going to write next.
Then I noticed that my bag seemed a little damp.
That would be because my water bottle came open and flooded the interior of the bag, which I’ve learned is water resistant because very little of it spilled out of the bag. My laptop, which had been on when this happened, but sleeping, was firmly off when I got to Mary Anne’s. I pulled the battery out, took the case asoff and lifted the keyboard clear trying to get as much water out as possible. It was drier than I thought inside, so we tried a hairdryer on it for about twenty minutes.
I know the rice trick, thank you, but had hopes that it might turn back on. Alas, those hopes were in vain. I’m now using a ASUS Transformer Prime wile I wait to see if a night spent in a bag of rice will do anything for the computer. I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to get the fiction off the harddrive at the bare minimum, and that whatever is fried might be repairable. If it’s not… then I’ll shop for a new machine.
Meanwhile, I’ve got my outline and am just going on to the next chapter in the novel AND I’m looking for someone who has scrivener for Windows that cantry to compile a copy of the novel so I have something I can open on an Android machine.
EDITED TO ADD: A hearty thank you to Joseph Zieja who got my file opened, compiled and back to me in record time. I have my novel again and appear to have only lost the words that I did on the train this morning. I feel SO much better.