Perfecting My Rebel Yell

It’s been awhile since I last posted. I’ve had a few challenges with PB, enough to almost make me decide I’ve had enough, that this dream of writing is simply not meant to be. But, as we all know from movies, books, and yes, especially in real life, there’s always a defining moment, a challenge if you will, that separates the wimps from the doers, the followers from the leaders, the heroes from the villains, the rebels from the status quo.

My challenge? A month ago, I lost PB. Not all of it, but a huge portion of my manuscript. Don’t really want to relive my stupidity, but guys, before you transfer files to a new laptop and erase everything off the old laptop so the kids can have it, be sure you actually back up your files to an external hard drive, rather than think you did so because you’re pressed for time. Yup. MAJOR, MAJOR FAIL. I can’t blame anyone for this, especially not my husband, who continually asked me if I was backing up my work. Just don’t tell him, ‘kay? Sheesh. You’d think I’d be allowed one fail-safe moment…

So, I’m back to picking up the pieces. The good news is I’m not giving up. It’s not in my nature, my rebellious streak is all up in arms. The time for moping and cursing is over. It’s time to perfect my rebel yell and move forward. PB is a part of me, her story has evolved over 2 1/2 years. Her story needs to be told. Thankfully, I have a detailed synopsis, so there’s much hope.

I’m going to be okay…PB is fighting to live on…

Well, my friends, I wish you a wonderful writing day. And a word to the wise…BACK UP YOUR FILES to an external hard drive!

What’s been your defining writing moment?

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Vivian Lee Mahoney

Consider yourself warned: I write books about rebels. I'm also a postergirlz for readergirlz, a literary advisory group for teens. Who knew going back to the teenage years would be so rewarding?

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