My latest manuscript for the Mills and Boon Romance Line is now in my editor’s InBox!
At least I hope it is.
My Internet Broadband is through a cable modem and should be perfect and high speed.
Ah – No.
The speed and availability has been very patchy over the last few weeks, but since I was in writing mode, I was not using it a great deal. Until I came to send my manuscript to my editor last week and found that I coudn’t send Emails and I should take up my knitting while an Internet Page loaded.
Hence my Web silence – and if you were expecting an email from me, sorry. This is also why there are no pics today – the system cannot cope with uploading.
I found this incredibly frustrating so I called the helpline again. An engineer could come out to help me on … Friday this week. I had to bite my tongue – it is not the helpline operator’s fault, but Friday is of now use to me when I want to meet my deadline for this book and have a working Broadband that I can trust.
So I bit the bullet, gave up on that email provider, and emailed the document using the GoogleMail service Mr Nina uses for his work during a window when the Internet was fast enough for me to access Google.
Strange how this technical glitchet hits my two grumpy buttons – my intolerance of useless technology, plus the fact that I hate to be late on a delivery date.
This morning the email service was no better, no technical help is available, so I am pulling the plug and taking the time to create a new email address. It will take hours to change over on all of my groups, websites and tell my pals about the change, but I need a system I can rely on and this is not it.
As for broadband? I can save a lot of money and increase speed and reliability by changing back to BT. I still need cable for my TV and phone – which are working perfectly, but time for a change.
Speak to all soon!