I brake. Hard. And swerve. I steer, then steer another direction, then a third, and finally straighten out in the middle of the highway. I change gear and accelerate as fast as I can, certain I'm about to be hit from behind.
When we pass the truck later, the driver's using a flip phone.
Hermes (or someone) blessed me today. But excuse me for not wanting to drive anywhere for a while.
I foresee a lot of revising over the next several months, but think I'll have not one but two new releases to show for it.
Less good news: We've gotten to the point where our MC has to do Something Impressive to save her friend. It's my least favorite part of any book. I'd much rather write a few more scenes of romantic tension than have to face action sequences.
But I never forgot this story. The people from it are still very much alive to me and I think of them at odd times, regretting that we didn't keep in better touch. So I decided to look at it and see exactly how bad it is, to assess whether it's revisable or not.
This was the point I realized Fairy Story was not in my Drive files, even though a same-universe novel I wrote afterwards was there. Since my other online backup barfed last year and lost everything, this was potentially ruinous news.
Just now, I booted up my last laptop and searched without much hope for a Fairy Story folder. And I found it! I have no memory of copying it over to that machine, but apparently I did. And now it's going on Drive too. And a couple of other places, because backups are my friends.
So maybe all I did was find a pile of unpublishable mush, but I still feel accomplished. :)
In other news... No wonder I stopped using the old laptop. That thing is seriously slow.
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