The good news is he thinks he can rescue the documents off the hard drive. The bad news is the hard drive is most likely gone. I’m going to have to rebuild it sooner than I planned.
Am I kicking myself?
The laptop isn’t recognizing my printer so I can’t print anything off, but at least I can get back to writing.
One the plus side, many of the revisions were made during the workshop so those are available there.
The final versions of the first eight chapters are posted on the private writer’s forum I belong to.
Somewhere in this pile of boxes are notebooks with the printed chapters, pre-revision so all is not lost even if he can’t recover them.
I guess what really irks me is I did so much tinkering with those chapters and felt like they were pretty much finished aside from final comments from my critters and final edit.
Ah well. Nothing to can be done but start tinkering again.