I’ve got the self-loathing part down pat. I haven’t been working on my novel as much as I should and continually beat myself up over it. For some reason, I’m just not feeling it. I think the story is good, but I’m not satisfied with the execution. A couple short story ideas popped into my head recently, so I was going to spend this past weekend working on a couple that I would target to the usual markets for these types of things.
Then….my hard drive crashed Friday night. Luckily, I frequently copy my writing to a thumb drive (so I can work at home and at the office) so I didn’t lose much of anything. So Saturday was spent getting a new hard drive and setting the computer up again. The good thing is that I’m taking this as an opportunity for a clean slate. A lot of the accumulated junk, I’m not going to get back. With a streamlined PC (little music, no movies, few bookmarked websites), I hope to spend more time on the important things….such as writing.
So, here’s a weekend inspired haiku to send us off:
Oh no! Hard drive crashed.
Diligent in your backups?
Rise like a phoenix.