Well, our IT guy has come and gone, he wrestled with the problem and couldn’t find the cause, much less the solution, and the upshot of it is that the first four chapters in the set are still here, but the last two–the longest ones, of course–are gone. I will have to do them all over again from scratch.
Because of the way I work, those chapters cannot be exactly duplicated. I was only just saying the other day that some of the material in those chapters was as good as anything I’ve ever done. For those who wonder about it, we do have backup, etc., but somehow this stuff never got backed up. The chapters as written are lost somewhere in the bowels of the computer. And Excalibur lies at the bottom of a lake or pond somewhere in England. Good luck trying to find it.
So I’ll write them all over again and ask the Lord to help me make them better than they were.
6 comments on “My Chapters Are Blowin’ in the Wind”
Tough break Lee, but you’ll come up with something just as good.
I can sympathize, although I am not a writer on the scale as you are, I have had some bad times like the time my most loved mac mini suddenly died right in the middle of something I was writing. I mean DEAD. Instantly, just like a heart attack in a person. The best tech in the area could not even begin to revive it.
I will pray that everything turns out fine for you.
Sorry to hear that Lee. Computers are great when they work like they’re supposed to.
Which is practically never.
I remember you saying you write out your chapters on a yellow pad, then type them into the computer. Can’t you just use your written notes? Plus, they say rewriting improves the content.
But to help the mood, I would like to compliment you on what great choices you make on the images you choose for the blog. I know it takes time to find just the right one. We appreciate all the time you spend on this blog, Lee. We do not take you for granted!
Thank you–I do take a bit of trouble over it.
When I type from the legal pad into the computer, that’s when I put on the final polish. I don’t try to do that longhand on an already messy notepad.