So I've managed to lose a story. I've got a word document with loads of half written shorts, flashes, book attempts, even just first lines in and I thought it was there. But it's not. I can't find it.
The story in question was written about a year ago. The start of a novella. A classic, and probably cliched, PI story. I can remember parts of it. I started writing it in third person but it didn't work so I rewrote it in first. This may be how it got lost. I might have deleted too much after the rewrite.
What's that you say, back ups? Yeah, that'd be a good idea wouldn't it? Keeping regular copies of everything in case a disaster happens. Yeah, what a good idea.
I really fancied writing a bit of it today. Instead I'm racking my brain, trying to think of the plot and start.
I think it started thusly:
Yeah she's still talking but I've long stopped listening.
I can't remember much more, but it's bugging me now so I'm going to have to re-write it.
Anyway, submissions keep going out and rejections keep coming back. Had a really nice one the other day. She said, after rejecting it, 'let me know when it's published as I would buy it.'
That cheered me up.