A Day From Hell

A Day From Hell
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Yesterday was the day from Hell. I came into work and felt like I’d been ambushed, such was the problems I fond myself embroiled in.

By half past eight one of the new systems we support fell over entirely. I went through an hour of major blood, sweat and espressos to get it all back up and running again –then came the fall out – which went on for the rest of the day. My boss wasn’t around, which meant I had to field a lot of tough questions. It was all handled admirably – I think. There are meetings today to look back and analyse everything that transpired.

Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, our e-commerce environment flopped on it’s bottom, which meant another code red. For a company this size, an event like this can cost a lot of money not just for us but for our customers – I’m talking hundreds of thousands (in one case millions) – so there was lots more blood, sweat and espressos by the time it was over.

This was our version of Black Monday, except it was a Wendenesday, and through the stress everything seemed red.

By the time I got home around six I was pretty knackered. I tried to write but couldn’t find the energy even after a period of relaxing. I ended up going to bed early and watching a film – The Fantastic Four – really funny and helped me relax.

I did, however, manage to write 250 words of Stella 2, but that’s not to say I don’t have any good news regarding the new book – I HAVE A TITLE!

I had an inclination the other night that this might make a good title, and during my 250 word marathon last night, it made sense that it would be perfect. The book I am currently writing, the sequel to the soon to be published Stella will be called: BACCARA BURNING.

Now, off to work for hopefully a quieter day.

Stella by Colin Galbraith – 7th June 2009 from Eternal Press – www.eternalpress.ca

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About Colin Galbraith

Thriller author, music fan, St Mirren fan, fluff chucker, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannoli.
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1 Response to A Day From Hell

  1. Sorry it was such a hellish day, but great title!

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