Remember that line from the movie Splash. Eugene Levy’s character has managed to get himself beat up (multiple times) for his silly antics, and as things escalate he screams, “What a week I’m having!”
Well, that’s been me.
Last Friday, I decided to make a change to my website hosting plan because the one I had was running too slow and had a number of issues that I couldn’t fix with mere site design. What I didn’t know when I made the decision to switch was that my new hosting package works quite differently from my old one and required some significant changes.
So just as my new novel, Make You Feel My Love, was launching on Tuesday, I was unable to blog or make any changes to my site because it was being migrated. Then, as my domain name was supposed to be pointed to the new location, everything went down. No site. No email for a couple of days. Ack!
I spent hours on the phone and in text chats with tech support, fixing one little thing after another. I was consumed by it. At one point yesterday, I broke into tears (after I was off a 40 minute call). I’m a techy person. I generally don’t get too worked up over such things. But this one finally got to me.
What a week I’m having!
Thursday evening, I finally got the last of the major glitches worked out. My site was coming up, and I was breathing easier once again. I went to bed and got a good night’s sleep for a change, and this morning, I awoke with some answers for a few things I still wanted to tweak. And it all went like clockwork.
So now it is back to work on my revisions, which I believe are going well. At least I don’t have to scream, “What a week I’m having!” about my next book. I am loving the story, loving what it is becoming even more as I work through the revisions. I look forward to sharing more about it with my readers as the time gets closer to its release.