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Updatery of the Week

Two good things have happened this week.

  1. After a month, the place trying to pull data off my old hard drive finally finished and got that back to me.
  2. My agent emailed with some minor notes on my middle grade novel. It sounds like once I go through these, we should (hopefully) be able to start submitting it to publishers.

Of course, there are down sides. With the hard drive, I’d had most of my stuff backed up already. Most…but not all. So I’ve been going through all of the files and partial files they salvaged, trying to make sure I’ve got everything. Probably 90% of what’s on this backup drive is redundant, but I’m paranoid. So I’m trying to manage how much time I spend on that.

And before you ask or offer suggestions, yes, I’m modifying my backup processes accordingly.

I’m really excited about the middle grade novel, but I also have another novel deadline coming up. I’m going to try to keep my head down and see if I can get all of the agent’s notes addressed today so I can get this off my pile and back onto his, which would let me focus all most of my attention on the remaining book.

And that’s why I’m keeping this short, because there’s a bunch of other stuff I’d love to babble about, but right now I need to focus on making some novel progress.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.


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Oct. 19th, 2016 08:05 pm (UTC)
All you need is one moment of "oh (censured)!" to happen for you (generic, non-specific value of "you") to change the process. See it all the time.

(sign of Cthulhu at you (may He devour you last and your enemies first))

Good luck!


For me any news on your ... ok that almost went wrong.. um. Any news about writing by you is good. :P
Oct. 20th, 2016 12:04 am (UTC)
Its not IF your HD will fail, its WHEN!

The number of people I know using single external hard drives or even pen drives to store all their files on horrifies me. Its why I have Raid 1 mirror on all my drives, and backup and external site backup.

Eventually, when it becomes viable, i will go into the cloud but uploading around 1TB of data via internet is.....timeconsuming
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