So earlier this week, I ordered an external drive for 3.5″ floppy disks. I have about 50 of them from my high school and college years. (Yes, I’m dating myself slightly.)
Those were the days of many short stories. My favorite thing to write was irony. Specifically, stories that ended with a twist. I remembered that I had most of these stories, but I found a couple that I had forgotten about. Most of them, though the obvious work of a teenager who romanticized everything, are probably salvageable with a little bit of elbow grease. These will make great “special content” for those who subscribe to my newsletter (hint hint).
The other major thing I discovered was that I saved all the work from the
first second full novel I completed. (I am mortified by the thought of the actual first novel; but to be honest, it was the first and it did have an ending.) I was more experienced and less emotionally attached to the storyline of this second novel, and I believe with some polishing, it will make a good “Chapter Book” publication for youth readers. The test will be when my eight year old, as voracious a reader as I was at her age, reads it; but I’m excited about the prospect of now having two upcoming publications!