Some of you may remember that my hard drive CRASHED in July! We couldn't even boot up my computer. My hard drive had to be sent across the country to a company that specializes in retrieving files for dodos like me who don't bother to get a backup system. I have been slapping myself upside the head frequently since that fateful day.
Well, I finally got my computer back. Fortunately, all my files were retrieved. (It did cost me a pretty penny though.) At one point before my computer was returned, my husband asked me if I thought it would be worth all the money we'd spend. I guess that's hard to determine. Sure, I had hard copies of most of my manuscripts, my course syllabus, my lectures, etc., but imagine having to type all those documents over again???
So...I guess I can get back to work on my poetry collections down here in my library. Maybe I can submit some of my manuscripts to publishers as I had planned to do during the summer before my computer disaster.
One more bit of news: I am going to have a poem included in an anthology that will be published next spring. That's all I'm going to say for now. I'll just have to wait impatiently until next March. I am really looking forward to seeing my second poem published in a children's poetry book. Who knows? Maybe I'll have my third poem published before I become an octogenarian!