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So. You must, right now, march over to mister_borogove's LJ and demand that you be allowed to buy a copy of Endless Sea.
Go do it. I'll be waiting
It's wonderful. And yes, I'm biased, but I'm allowed.
As for the man himself. I truly didn't expect the acknowledgment. This is very much your story now and clearly very close to your heart. I can't tell you how much it touched me, especially after the events of yesterday.
Thank you. It means more than I can say.
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Speaking of the events of yesterday, my travel USB drive, the one I use to keep my entire life on, died the death yesterday.
I lost everything.
Including the novel. Including several unfinished short stories. A contract for one of my authors.
I hadn't backed up.
Yesterday was very bad.
Most of Broken Rainbow and its notes were printed out. I just have to find them here in the office. Somewhere. But the short stories are completely gone. I never printed them out. They're digital dust now.
And before you suggest disc recovery: tried it. Drive experienced a static event. There's nothing to recover and I don't have $420 for some technician to tell me there's nothing to recover. I have friends who were able to tell me that.
Still a bit sick to my stomach and wanting to kill myself, but I'll survive. I've since uploaded stuff to Google Docs and I now have it in my planner to backup my other USB drive every Sunday night, along with my other chores.
I'm an idiot. But I'll survive.
All I ask is for a moment's silence for Broken Rainbow. It had reached 100 pages. It's not as bad as the 150 pages that were lost when I was writing Strange Weather. But its bad.
And I don't know what I'm going to do about The Black Cello. It was looking to be a really good story.
So yeah. Fuck.
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Send me and my art to Florence, Italy! Get art!
Donate $10, and I'll send you an 8x10 signed digital print of a naked woman.
Donate $20 and I'll send you an 11x14 signed digital print telling you that I love you.
Donate $40 and I'll send you an 16x20 print, telling everyone that you rock the Casbah.
Donate $100 and I'll send you a 16x20 photograph, matted and framed.