Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Someone broke into my apartment yesterday and stole my computer, my phone, my camera, and my whiskey. Pretty much all I had, they took. The worst part is I had about 25 or so unbacked-up pages of my new novel on there. Pages I just hadn't gotten around to backing up yet. They were really good.

I was so proud of that MacBook. I wanted it for so long and I finally bought it. Everything important to me was on it. I used it for everything. It was the only possession I owned that I really cared about. It was a symbol of me finally sort of getting my shit together.

Don't call me because I don't have a phone. I don't really have anything right now.

9 comments:

Suldog said...

You have my sympathy, for what it's worth.

(Not much, I guess.)

Maybe you have a better 25 pages in you, and it was God's way of getting you to put them to paper, rather than being complacent? Just trying to find a bright side to it; sorry.

Me said...

Damn. That sucks in the worst of ways. I am sorry. :(

Cosmo said...

I locked myself out a friend's place the other day, and it was staggeringly easy to break back in.

Thought that might mean there much pressure on landlords to build secure units, but now...

What part of Somerville so you live in? He's out by Powderhouse Sq.

The Missus said...

I'm so sorry that happened to you Jade! That totally blows.

And I agree with SULDOG... May be this is a sign that you have 25 better pages in you to write that can replace those other 25 pages...

Though, having to re-do work is a nightmare. Hope it works out for you.

mmennonno said...

Good lesson: thumb drives. Always keep one on you with your valuable intellectual property on it. Always. I have been writing for years and have learned it the hard way a few times, too. You get through it or you give up. But whatever you do invest in that flash drive, baby. They've got them up to 32 GBs, more than enough to store a whole score of novels. Good luck!

Jade Sylvan said...

YES! I am now a firm, firm believer in Flash drives. From now on I use them always.

Ryan of the RSL blog said...

Very sorry for this. I have lost everything to a fire before. It felt like theft...

It took me a long time - I had to realize that my identity was more than the things I owned. The computer is tough because there is so much of you in it.

My best wishes to you moving forward. I hope you can feel safe.

Chad Parenteau said...

I have some of your poems saved on my computer. Let me know when you're ready to recieve them.

Sara said...

I am SO sorry sweetie. Having stuff stolen is such a violating feeling, especially when it's right from your own home. I send you virtual hugs until I can give you the real thing.