Without going on more about the system failing and taking out everything, the Beast is built and I have no excuses, anymore, for failing to write.
In fact, I have now edited the 165 pages to date.
The main problem was losing impetus and finding myself left with a plot hanging in suspension and having to face that I loved the way the plot was going but panic set in. I just switched off and the momentum is slow to come back.
I’ve built, and needed two hours of a specialist builder who whined all the time because he couldn’t understand the MSI Titanium board and finally it is working and on SSD for Drive C; Drive G is a dynamic Raid 1 Disk where my writing is spread across 2 mirrored disks with a USB Hard Disk for backups. The fans do adjust to the heat of the machine and the CPU Cooler is a Kraken which takes the heat to a radiator with a fan beneath it to blow it out of the top of the machine.
5 Fans to keep it cool with three more on the graphics board if it feels it is getting warm.
Why spend the money when this thing will probably outlive me, and every part retail so it can be replaced – I thought I knew, after 40 years IT and Systems what I doing – I didn’t appreciate Microsoft’s antics on systems and continuously upgrading to repair the faults from the last upgrade as they appear to check the software before they give to users to check!
No fancy Dell antics here, either.
The case is a Giant and already I cannot see the backup line from the writing as it saves that fast, and a full scan takes minutes not hours.
ATG is the Internet protection, plus Rapport and Microsoft and courtesy of history, the machines work through a Network Switch, to a router, to the Sky router. Wi-fi goes to a separate router, to the Sky router.
Writing – I should have written background but if you read Anne McCaffrey she came to the initial thoughts after several books. The beginning was written virtually after the end.
I thought I could get away with it, as did Star Wars.
I’m not on a level with these people. I’m still trying to find my own style after learning I can write – I often wonder what the hell is going on as I tried to write – I wrote Espionage and no-one wanted to know; futuristic and no-one wanted to know: Fantasy and there is interest in a space Dwarf killing country and the Political fights of killing Dwarfs and Peaceful Dwarfs.
For futuristic ideas on Electronic Wallpaper that talks to you – don’t tell the Tories; cars that clock in and arrange their servicing and restrict you so you become virtual slaves – you can tell the Tories … they invented it; and groups of people who feel they are a family in control of what becomes a Dictatorship – FYOG – Don’t Wait Up and FYOG – I May Be A Long Time – on Amazon – ebooks are dirt cheap but bare with the humour.
I’ve gone on too long anyway but the last weeks have meant building a structure; still not complete, to have an aggressive set of dwarfs deciding,that apart from trying to kill each other and dominate, and destroy the people on a planet a long distance away, means that means I must write virtually another book without having done anything beyond ideas/playing with the future results of their activities and writing what I felt was a book?
I am now sidetracked, probably on a sidetrack and left with the front half of a book on structure and the second half on a good story but I need to go back to Dwarvia.
Will I ever see my small planet with an ex-chinese Mandarin; a stroppy Parrot; a Saltie; a Vortex, the Cats and the Lady, again.
On writing, I need, having got the mechanism together to not lose words and to make those words good enough to not want to lose.
Thanks to you all for putting up with thoughts.