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Old 10-20-2016, 01:38 PM View Post #1 (Link) What would you do if all your life's work was deleted?
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Just imagine. Every little thing you wrote - gone in a second.

What would you do? Let it be? Or write it all over again?

I think about it a lot and I think it's an important question to face because it can make you realize how persistent you want to be.
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Old 10-20-2016, 02:53 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Originally Posted by ScottyMcGee View Post
Just imagine. Every little thing you wrote - gone in a second.

What would you do? Let it be? Or write it all over again?

I think about it a lot and I think it's an important question to face because it can make you realize how persistent you want to be.
By no means write it all over again, as far as I'm concerned. It would be too boring and exhausting. Besides, if this shit happened once, we have no guarantee it will never happen again, ergo, there's no point to put our lives at the stake of the vague and volatile luck.
But, MacGee, this situation is impossible,absolutely, unless the whole World is going to burn in Hell. But in this case, I think, we are not going to worry about our writings, right?
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I'd write it again but this time I'd add in all of the concepts that I hadn't fully realized the first time. It could actually be a great opportunity, but it will be draining. I wouldn't be able to think of it completely as just restarting -- more like a reboot of the material instead of a clean copy.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:21 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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Re-write some of it, probably let most of it die.
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I'd probably rewrite the ones that I feel are the best among the rest and neglect the rest afterwards.
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Cry. A lot. And then some more.

I'm going to assume this includes everything you've sent to friends/critiquers and any printed work. My current novel, I'd probably not rewrite. Maybe I'd keep the idea and one day make it into a graphic novel or something other than a novel. My other stuff is still mostly unformed/unstructured enough to have another bash at and it not be too traumatising over the things lost.
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I totally forgot I asked this but looking at it now, I realized I should have been clearer.

I was actually thinking about your work in progress. For example, I have so many unfinished stories on my hard drive. I want to publish them of course. But I often wondered about my determination - like what if my hard drives and my cloud were all gone and I had to start from scratch?
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Having unleashed your imagination your might as well ask: what if all my unfinished stories vanished into thin air and before long all of them, finished and accomplished, appeared in book stores......but under totally unbeknownst for me name?
So, my advice to you(if you don't mind me advising) would be to take a grip on yourself and finish all your stories and post them somewhere and let your hard drive and your worries have a rest.
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