Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I know I've been a bad blogger lately by neglecting my blogging duties. But I spent last week rushing to try and get my outline of book #5 done. I was almost finished last Friday when tragedy struck. I lost my flash drive with my almost completed outline! I know you're probably wondering why the hell I hadn't backed up my outline. Believe me. I'm usually VERY scrupulous about backing-up my work. However, I wrote a lot of my outline on Friday, when I wasn't home, and had to be at the dentist before I had a chance to save a copy to my home computer. The version I did have saved was only five chapters long. The version I lost was eighteen chapters long. OUCH!

I lost it somewhere between leaving work and getting home from the dentist's office. I had to have a procedure that required me to be put under local anesthesia. When I left the dentist I was still out of it, and according to my family, quite entertaining. I'm still hearing stories about the things I did. Apparently, I wandered through the house in my undies and asked the same questions over and over again. When someone would try and help me back to my bedroom, I would beat them off like a mugger! At least that's what they told me. I'm not even sure they're telling the truth because I remember NOTHING!

Okay, back to my flash drive. I have no idea where it is or what happened to it. I've looked everywhere including the freezer and the trash dumpster. But in my heart, I know it's gone. Someone probably found it laying on the ground or in the parking lot and pocketed my nice 2 gig flash drive. Oh, well! Crap happens. But, It does seem like it happens to me more than other people. The one good thing that's come out of this is that the outline I'm in the process of redoing is much better than the one I lost ; ).

Hopefully, I will be back to blogging next week. Or maybe not. I have to have another dental procedure on Monday and get to do the anesthesia thing all over again. YEAH!



patricia sargeant said...

Hey, Angela. Now that sounds like bad news/good news. You lost your flash drive, but wrote an even stronger outline. Lemons into lemonade. :) Good luck with the dentist.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like something that would happen to Kendra! :-)

Chris M.

Nine to Five Diva said...

Oh no, not the dentist! We all know that they are a writer's worst enemy (just kidding, I love my dentist). Anyway, Angela I am happy to hear that you are feeling better "and" that you were able to create a second masterpiece (smile).


angela henry said...

Thanks for the kind words, guys! I'm almost finished with my proposal ; ).

And Chris, this is exactly the kind of thing that would happen to Kendra ; ).


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