Michelle Rowen

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Lazarus Rising + TRW + LiE

My father said he’d take my useless door stop of an iBook off my hands and maybe look into getting it fixed. So I took it to him, turned it on to show him that it dies after a minute.

It didn’t die.

In fact, it started up just fine and dandy. Since I reinstalled the system software in my last ditch attempt to fix its problems, I navigated through the start up screens (the same start up screens that crashed multiple times on me with a “You Can Not Pass” type error message reminiscent of something from Lord of the Rings). But nope. Started fine. Worked fine. I loaded some wedding photos on it. All fine.

I’m confused. So is the computer okay again? Or is it just messing with us? Was I too hasty in buying the new and shiny MacBook? The iBook was DEAD. D-E-D. Everything I did to it just led me to believe in the DEADNESS. But now, magically, it’s okay again?

I have until November 20th to return my MacBook, with a restocking fee, but I really like it. Sure it’s too expensive and it wasn’t remotely on the budget for this year. And even though Lazarus is saying he’s okay right now, will he just die again in a few days?

It’s annoying, to say the least. My father, however, is very happy with his new computer.

This weekend was my RWA chapter meeting. Recently I was asked if I might be interested in a board position. I gave it a great deal of thought, keeping in mind some advice that weighs heavy on my mind, but in the end decided that it would be fun and a good way to give back. I don’t have a whole lot of other commitments in my life right now.

Also, I have realized this year that I am in no way comfortable doing workshops or public speaking, so this is a nice, friendly way to break myself into that arena. Kicking and screaming. No, no. Ha. Just kidding. It will be fine. So for 2009, yours truly is the Vice President of the Toronto Romance Writers. My duties include scheduling and picking guest speakers. I shall wield this power as best I can as VP. I can see Toronto from my house. Etcetera.

I have started, in earnest, LIVING IN EDEN. Got 8 pages yesterday. I had to write in first person to get back into the character, but that will be switching to third since I want to keep the option of other viewpoint characters open for the future.

Since I’m very late starting Nanowrimo, I am going to buckle down and do 5K days this week, Monday to Friday. That’ll net me 25K. And no, I’m not going to “try to,” or “hopefully get” the words. I WILL get the words. It’s mind over matter, I’ve found.

If you believe it, you can achieve it.

You know. Crap like that.

3 comments to “Lazarus Rising + TRW + LiE”

  1. Carolynn
     · November 10th, 2008 at 1:49 pm · Link

    You know, someone might get the impression from some of your blogs that you, uh, you know, write comedy. *snort*

    Congratulations on taking the VP position. That’s pretty cool.

    I hope you get your Mac woes sorted out, but I love that last bit in your post. “Hopefully getting” just means you’re leaving yourself an escape hatch. I know, I’ve done it myself plenty of times.

    Oh, and if you ever get a twitter from Cari Quinn, that’s my pen name. Each day, I accumulate more names it seems. ;)

  2. Amy Ruttan
     · November 11th, 2008 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Congrats Mrs. VP!! I’m scared of the power you will weild. Muwahahahahaha. ;)

  3. Michelle Rowen
     · November 12th, 2008 at 3:27 pm · Link

    LOL… I’ll keep an eye open “Cari.”

    Thanks Amy. And yes. The power. It may be too much for me to handle. ;)

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