The DVD burner spontaneously, err, healed itself. fosteronfilm let it rest for a night, and when he booted it the next day, it once again recognized the DVD-ROM. He had to fiddle with some settings to get it working beyond that, and we lost Nero--and it looks like we're going to have to buy a new copy of it--but it functions again. Very mysterious. I took it as a reminder that technology is capricious and did a thorough back-up, something I've been a little lax about since I got my laptop. I also set a timely reminder on my system to make backups on a regular basis.
New words: 400
Also 100 anti-words and 2 editing passes (all on the folktale). Hit "The End" but I want to do a couple more passes before I declare it to be at zero draft. It does feel amazing to finish another story, though. One of the things I really miss while working on The Novel is the rush of completing something. Wooiee!
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YES!! Congratulations, Eugie, on finishing the story! That's great.
And yes, technology is capricious. Sometimes, even the people who are supposed to know what to do, don't, and the best thing is just to let it fix itself. :-D
At least that's been my experience.