Thursday, January 19, 2012

Woe is me! A Morality Tale

 So, if you don't like tragic stories, don't read this post. It's full of tragedy and sadness. Joy, and crushing despair. And it's all true. I'll give you the not as bad news first.
Rejected! No, this isn't a story of personal heartbreak of mine, just a rejection email from a publisher. It was actually pretty nice, not having to wonder any longer. I got personalized feedback on the short story. The tension was good, the pacing was good, but there wasn't enough backstory to become emotionally engaged in the characters. All true. All I'd have to do is expand on their characters and the backstory, then Presto! But it was not to be so.

I lost my flashdrive.

Read that again, and you'll know just about everything else I'm going to say in this post.
All my writings, gone. Vanished. Including one of the best pieces of writing I've ever done that I was almost ready to send to Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show. All my started novels. Gone. So that's what I've been doing most of today. Looking for it. No luck so far. But on the plus side, my room's a lot cleaner.
But, yeah. Always back up your stories somewhere where they can't be lost. Like GMail. Or a private GoogleDocs. Or something.

So, farewell on this one. I'm off to continue tearing my room apart, salvaging whatever pieces of them I have on the internet (Most of them, except the one I really need).

14 comments:

  1. That's horrible! I know how you feel; I've lost my hard drive countless times. But I've got everything also saved on my computer and on my laptop. Hmm.

    I hope you find it again soon!

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  2. And to add to the tragedy, my computer's hard drive went critical, so I don't have my computer now.

    Thanks.

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  3. That's terrible. So, do you think you'll ever get your stuff back?

    No problem.

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  4. Man, that stings. I wish there was something I could do...

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  5. If you ever find it again, let me know.

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    1. I'll probably write a whole post about it.

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  6. Yeah.

    Any ideas for a blog post?

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  7. Hmm...you could talk about one of your characters, or maybe talk more about one of your current novels? I'm not sure. As you know, I have problems coming up for stuff to post on my blog as well.

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    1. It seems to be everyone's problem, in fact. I'll see what I can come up with.

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  8. Ah, okay. I thought I was the only one. Seems I'm wrong.

    Good luck!

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