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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Technology and Troubles

My computer's "on the fritz." Every once in a while I go to open a file (not that I've had much time to open much of anything recently) and it says it either can't open it, or the file may be corrupted, or it's just heinously slow opening... You know, those little, frightening things that cause me to freak out and start backing stuff up like mad.

In the process I discovered 2 different versions of Hollow Hearts and Hollow Hills. One I built on to for the Novel Race and the other included the remaining story in outline form. I did more work recently on the Novel Race version, but I forgot about that when everything with my Mom's health hit again.

So the other day when I finally got out of the house for a couple hours I started typing on the other version. I made some decent progress. That night I even had a few minutes to meditate on my characters (feeling things had grown convoluted) and sorted a couple things out.

Then I realize while backing things up, that I'm not typing on the "right" version! Eek!

So, at this point, I've printed out the two different versions (only the sections I tweaked and added Sunday) and I'll be rewriting the section (old fashioned rewrites occasionally being easier to tote around than this laptop) and then inserting it in the "correct" version.

I have stuff to "wrap up" down here before heading back up to NY, but I'm getting antsy to get there so I can get back to work on my writing.

Take care!
~Saoirse

3 comments:

RomanceWriter said...

It great that you are getting a chance to write again. Good luck with merging your two versions into one excellent one.

liz fenwick said...

It's great that you are writing :-)

RomanceWriter said...

How's the writing going now?

I always think I will get more writing done in Summer but it never seems to work out. I hope you are doing better than me this days.

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