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« Reply #3765 on: March 27, 2012, 03:18:23 PM »

That's definitely a good way of looking at it! Sorry you lost your stuff Rev  Sad
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« Reply #3766 on: March 27, 2012, 03:48:23 PM »

That sucks Rev. I'm sorry for your loss. I know the feeling, but not on that scale. On the other hand I'll third what Del said. Back before everybody wrote on computers people would write new drafts more or less from scratch. I tend to write a rough draft I love then rewrite it until I feel like I've beaten the life out of it. It ends up cleaner, but a lot less fun/flowy. When I start from scratch I end up with a clean(ish) rewrite that flows better and has more life. I should do it more, but I'm lazy, and my memory is terrible.       
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« Reply #3767 on: March 27, 2012, 03:59:00 PM »

I've just had a call from the data recovery team I sent my memory stick too - it was impossible to recover ANY of the data, so that's pretty much all my writing, gone forever  Cry I have a bunch of old, old stories on my PC, but there were TONS of recent, practically-complete stories/ideas on the memory stick. I'm GUTTED. I can still remember some of the 'details' of course, but it'd be a case of trying to replicate what already exists/existed, and that's practically impossible...but at least it's saved me £200 in recovery fees  Cheesy  bangh

Urgh -- nightmare. Sorry to hear that, Rev. I would still try another place if I was you. Some geeks are better than others at that kind of thing. What happened to the memory stick to damage it?

Like I've said before, any of you who are in the crit group are free to post your stories in the archive, in full, or as an attachment to a post, as a backup copy. If there's any interest in doing that, I can always allow zip files as attachments, which you can password protect for extra security.
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« Reply #3768 on: March 27, 2012, 05:55:08 PM »

Rev, there are nearly a dozen of your stories in the Crit Group Archive (Crit Weeks/Archive) forum along with all the critiques you received. I'm sure you worked on the stories after that, but at least you wouldn't have to start from scratch on them...
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« Reply #3769 on: March 28, 2012, 05:04:01 AM »

I recently started re-working that 'house of dust' story I put in the crit ages ago, and happily, a few of the other stories I've run through the crit group have either been published or sent off, so I have recent email back-ups of them smiley I'm hoping to use next week to have a proper sit down to try and remember a lot of the details and ideas of the stories I've lost, but in the meantime I'm trying to write my very first funding bid - I'm helping to organise a two day arts festival in my hometown, and I've never wrote a bid/proposal before so it's sending me mental haha  Cheesy
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« Reply #3770 on: March 28, 2012, 05:18:28 AM »

Charge on my mobile seemed to be lasting less and less time, so I just went out and bought a new battery. Cost twice as much as the flippin' phone! (battery a tenner, phone five quid). Unfortunately the phone shop fell down (literally) so I couldn't buy a new phone instead. Bought the battery off a market stall. Seems to work.

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« Reply #3771 on: March 28, 2012, 06:14:32 AM »

Rev, if when you sit down and start wracking your memory for those stories and you come across anything about young good looking vampires in love, kids killing each other for sport, kids with special powers, a zombie plague, post apocolyptic survivors getting things back together, inanimate objects coming to life, folks who are dead returning as ghosts, humans turning into animals when the moon is full, ships sinking, planes crashing, political intrigue (esp. feat. lizards), countries fighting each other, mysterious manuscripts, aliens fighting us/each other, mysterious artefacts (inlcuding alien stuff), child wizards, princes/magicians who don't know they are, great warriors with special weapons, love triangles, people who hate each other but really love each other, re-engineered genes and deadly bugs that can wipe out everyone, cowboys (especially cowboys), floods, storms, asteroids on collison courses with earth, computer games that turn out to be real, giant things of any description, pyschological stuff, terrorist stuff, fairy tales brought into the modern age, modern stuff taken into days of steam, time travel, cheating wives/husbands/gamblers, or anything to do with huge WW2 robots, just be aware that it's all ready been written and be prepared to look elsewhere. Scarecrows coming to life is always a good one...
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« Reply #3772 on: March 28, 2012, 06:45:31 AM »

Oh balls. There goes my magnum opus, "The Relevant Adventures of the Cowboy Wizard Child Who Went Into Space and Competed in Games Against Giant Robot Bugs and Other Children in a Bid to Survive a Nuclear Wasteland Created by an Alien Artefact That Also Destroyed Everything Else and Sank a Lot of Ships With Scarecrows On". The two follow-up books would slowly have brought in all the other ideas you listed. How annoying!  grin
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« Reply #3773 on: March 29, 2012, 01:25:04 AM »

I was out with my writers group tonight, and called home from the parking lot as I usually do to tell my husband to start the tea. There was no answer. I tried again a couple of times on the way home with the same result. When I arrived home and the garage door opened revealing his car in the garage, I was relieved... until I got inside and found the house empty and front door unlocked. There was no note or explanation. I called my stepson, thinking perhaps they'd gone out to dinner together, but I just got voice mail. A few minutes later the phone rang, and it was a nurse at a local hospital. She said my husband was very sick and I should come to the emergency room. I gathered a couple of things for him, plus my laptop and Kindle and headed out. I thought maybe it was a recurrence of the mysterious abdominal pain he suffered several months ago, but when I arrived, I was told that a CAT scan had showed he has an aortic disection, and that he needed immediate open heart surgery. Oof. So here I am. It's after 1 AM and I'm sitting in a waiting room at the hospital. The surgery is expected to take 6-8 hours. Only 5-7 more hours to wait. I'm just glad I got to see him before they wheeled him away; the surgeon told me his chances are 50-50.
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« Reply #3774 on: March 29, 2012, 02:20:55 AM »

Terrible news, Pharo. I have everything crossed for you.

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« Reply #3775 on: March 29, 2012, 02:38:33 AM »

Crikey!

Very best wishes, Pharo. Sending all good vibes for successful surgery and a full recovery. Stay strong.
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« Reply #3776 on: March 29, 2012, 02:48:28 AM »

I have always found surgeons, and the medical profession in general, tend to underplay a person's chances -- people are often more resilient than they give credit for. What a horrible shock for you both, though. Sending positive thoughts your way, hoping for the best result possible.
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« Reply #3777 on: March 29, 2012, 03:42:01 AM »

Thanks. It's 3:40 and I've had one update. A nurse came to the waiting room around 2:15 to say that he had just gone on the bypass machine. Things were going well at that point. My stepson is here now, and it's been good to have someone to talk to about the whole thing. He figures the surgeon makes himself look better when he gives low odds and then the patient pulls through! Hey, it's a theory.
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« Reply #3778 on: March 29, 2012, 08:07:12 AM »

Scary. Good to hear things are going well so far. Hope everything turns out okay, Pharo.

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« Reply #3779 on: March 29, 2012, 09:12:46 AM »

Thanks, elay. He's out of surgery in recovery now (yay!) but they haven't let me see him yet (boo!). Met with the surgeon about an hour ago. Nobody will ever accuse this guy of sugar-coating a prognosis. There are still a few unknowns which won't become known until my husband regains consciousness, which might not happen for 24 hours or so.
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