I am not prone to writing complaining and whining post. I enjoy what I do, but that isn’t to say I don’t get frustrated and annoyed. Right now happens to be one of those times, which is one reason we missed this week’s Becoming a Writer post.
A week and a half ago, I managed to misplace my glasses in their case with my USB drive inside. First losing the glasses is a major annoyance, as they are new glasses with a new prescription and now all print is a little fuzzy. Not a huge deal, I can replace them easily enough. I don’t want to replace them, but worst comes to worst I can.
The USB drive, that’s a whole other story. That drive happens to house my resume, some music, graduate work papers, and most importantly my books, plot ideas, and first drafts of other works. I have been holding out hoping my glasses turn up somewhere. I’m nearly certain they are in my house, but I have turned the entire place upside down (and it’s smaller than some of the old apartments I’ve lived in) and they still have not turned up. I keep hoping I’ll find them somewhere, possibly a ferret ran off with the case.
So, for the past week or so, I have been at a stand still with all my creative projects. I did have a backed up version of Reverie, but it is only the first seven chapters; before a few changes, and the last time I wrote on the real version I was starting chapter 20. Needless to say, I was frustrated that I hadn’t backed up the story in a while.
Today, I came to the realization, that perhaps I was not going to find my glasses or the case anytime soon. I don’t want to wait around forever, not making any progress on my book. I would like to have it finished by the end of the year and I can’t do that by sitting around waiting on my glasses case to appear. So, I’ve decided to start reworking and writing those lost chapters. Perhaps, I am destined to write the book over again.
I don’t know how may times I am going to have to lose chapters, books and other drafts to realized I need to back up my stuff more often. With that being said, I’m off to work on Reverie… saved on the Cloud this time.
On the off chance I find my glasses case with the USB drive inside, I will be giving away the Kindle version of Dissonance for a few days as a celebration. So, send me luck!