Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Always look on the bright side of life.
Yes, I have lost a lot - a good two and a half novels plus so many other things I was storing, from old web sites, to band photos, articles and short stories, all my freelance files including invoices, and cartoons of mine I'd scanned, all of it is history.
But, let's look at the up side. A new computer will be faster. Yeah! And this time I promise to keep all my files organized like I should.
If my client still has the first 75% of the novel I sent to him, all I have to re-do is the last 20K. And, I have a hard copy of the work I'd done on my next novel, so this will give me a chance to rewrite as I go, a hard edit if you will.
See, things aren't so bad.
Could be worse.
It might even be a good thing, in the long run. A blessing. A clean slate. A chance to start over. A brand new day. A tabula rasa just waiting for my shiny new brilliance.
Yes, that's it. A blessing.
Now, pardon me while I load a single bullet into this pistol.