Monday, November 28, 2011


No, I'm not talking about my WIP.  But I am talking about all the videos from my children's lives over the past five months, which is actually more tragic than had it been my WIP.   I'm still not entirely sure how it came about that I completely erased (as in not even Geek Squad could find them) those five months worth of videos.  Actually, I deleted the last three years but thankfully I had all but the past five months backed up.  But they are gone.  And it makes me tear up a bit every time I think about it.

That's my excuse for my late post.  I was scrambling frantically all day to find a way to restore those files and have only just in the last few minutes admitted defeat.  So here I am to blog and apparently to mourn some more.

On the writing front I'm approaching 25,000 words on my WIP and am reasonably satisfied with what I'm turning out.  I know it needs A LOT of work but the skeleton is there and what is revising for if not to put the muscles and flesh on the bones? 

And now the children are sleeping all snug in their beds and I'm off to add some more words to my WIP.  I hope you've all had better days than I did today and if I may offer some advice BACK UP YOUR FILES!  That is all.  Goodnight.


prerna pickett said...

many of our pictures of our first born are stuck int the hard drive of our laptop that now sits dead. We want to get them somehow, but I have no idea how much something like that costs. Sorry you lost those video moments. As a mom I understand how tragic that can be. But congrats on your writing!

Old Kitty said...

Oh Angie!! I am so sorry! All of it gone?!?! Awwwwww! :-( I hope you get to make many many more and yes, - to back everything up!

Yay for your WIP progress!! Take care

Vicki Rocho said...

I feel your pain. I have tons of pictures on a hard drive of a computer with a bad mother board. I haven't even tried to rescue them yet -- it will take a professional intervention.

Talli Roland said...

OH NOOOOOOO! Oh, that's horrible. I'm so sorry! I'm sure there will be loads of new memories you'll make. But still.... hugs!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Aaaaaa! That's awful! So... are you coming up with a plan to recreate those memories? :) A video do-over?