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Oh boy, four-figure writing days

Dang, I've been struggling hard with word count lately.

I've started work on Partners in Crime 5 and it's like a big burden's been lifted off me, and my prior 500-word-struggle days have become yay-1000-word days. Which is good, cos I don't think I could call myself a writer if the 500-word days became the norm.

My Mac's been acting screwy which is really distressing. I'm trying to pinpoint what the problem is. It could be something with an audio driver, or lately I'm thinking maybe it's Safari. Anyway, my fear is that if I called the help line I'd have to wipe the hard drive and do a re-install. Bleh.

I pulled safari off my dock and made Firefox my default browser, so we'll see how that goes. What happens is that suddenly all the processes get really slow, and they won't finish what they're doing unless you make a different program active. In other words, once the computer starts acting funky, if I move a scroll bar, the page won't scroll unless I click on the desktop, making whatever program I was in NOT the active program. I don't even know how to Google that. What a pain.

I'm looking at the audio driver as a possible suspect because I've started getting midi conflicts in Garage band, and also the day the problems started, I was cranking the audio input in the control panel which was something I'd never done...and the only thing I could think of that I'd done differently that day.


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Apr. 25th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Just a quick one to tell you that I'm a BIG fan of yours...I just finished reading all your Psycop books and am scrambling for more. I'm so glad that you've teamed up with Josh Lanyon for the Partners in Crime series! It's nice to have something to look forward to. You just keep doing what you've been doing and I'll be one happy camper!
Apr. 25th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Working with Josh has really lit a fire under me. Writing can be a lonely business sometimes.
Apr. 26th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
technology - grrr!

(and hurray for your wordcounts!)
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