Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Writing update

I have been writing...just not on my books.  

When my laptop bit the dust I was too frustrated to get back on track with the stories but I felt I still needed to write something to keep up with my author spirit.
I gave Triond a try and have written an article or two.  It has been fun and a good change from novels or short stories.  And I have made at least $2! :)

I didn't realize how much I used my laptop.  Total portability in 9 lbs of technology.  I could sit on the couch and type away or take it to the library where I wasn't as distracted. Most nights found me cozy in bed with my laptop.  (And most nights my DH had HIS work laptop cozy in bed with him!)

After my laptop broke I tried working on my PC.  Guess what I found out?  I had backed up my most recent revisions on the laptop. 
I found two jump drives and found the stories!  But! They were on Microsoft Word which I had used on a trial basis and since the trial expired I couldn't edit or save or copy. DRAT!

So I sort of started over with my WWI piece and actually liked the beginning better than the other 50 I tried.  But I felt overwhelmed by trying to start over with a story that was almost finished.
Yesterday I was determined to get my WWI story off Word so I could submit it this week.  So I spent the afternoon upgrading and reading and upgrading. And FINALLY! I got the story! Hallelujah!
Today I am doing a few revisions (killing off a couple of characters) and I am going to email it off. I'm so excited.  And nervous. My goal for this month was to submit the WWI story by the end of the month and I am going to do it before the end of the week. Phew.

I am feeling the familiar excitement of being able to sit down and work my stories! All is right with the world again!
This blog may not get updated this week.....

2 comments:

Tristi Pinkston said...

Woohoo!! Submissions rock!

I'm also excited that it's a WWI piece. Most of the attention gets paid to WWII and I think WWI gets overlooked a lot.

Heather B. Moore said...

Very cool, Taffy!