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I'm a writer and library worker who wears many hats. I believe a good book and a good piece of chocolate are the keys to a happy life.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Mourning Back Burner Projects

Ok, like many authors I have more projects in my poor little brain than my hands could possibly type in a lifetime. So here's the problem. Last year I wrote the story for a cute little picture book that just wouldn't leave me alone until I got it on electronic "paper" so to speak. At least that's what I think I did. I can remember writing it, but I can't remember *how* I wrote it. Or where for that matter.

There in lies the problem. After writing the story, I didn't have a ready market for it. I was in the middle of a tight deadline for another project, leaving me without a window of time to research a home to send it out to. I tucked it away.

After listening to the agent who attended the LDStorymakers conference last weekend, I thought it might be worth sending it to her. I came home all prepared to take it out, brush it up and send it off. And I can't find it! I've checked all three computers I write on. I've checked all of my current note-taking notebooks. I've dug through a pile of loose notes on the back of my desk and it's totally gone.

I'm taking comfort in the fact that it was a storybook, making it easier to recreate. That aside, I guess the moral of the story is:

When you are inspired, follow it through- all the way through.
Oh, and try to be a little less scatterbrained than I am and keep better track of your back burner projects.

Sigh. Back to the drawing board.

1 comment:

Candace E. Salima said...

I feel your pain. Believe me!