Imagine my delight!

So, as many of you know, my computer has problems. ESPECIALLY my Microsoft Word. (Grrrr.) Anyway, today I learned that good things can come from malfunctioning software. In a nut shell, if I want my Word to work properly, I have to open two files from My Documents, my WiP and then a random one, close the random one, and THEN Word works fine. Confusing, I know.

At any rate, today I opened my WiP, and then went to open/close another file so that I could get started. One file name caught my eye. Outline Erik. I vaguely remembered that Erik was a story that I started about three years ago, but never got past page 40 (you know, that old song and dance.) But, apparently, I had made an outline for the story.

Well, imagine my delight as I read and realized that the story TOTALLY ROCKS!! Seriously! I’m quite giddy. Now, I have a full outline for a very cool story, AND I feel like now I have the ability to actually write that story well!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still all about PAMR, but it’s pretty sweet to know that, once I’m done, I’ll have a brand new idea to work on. So, for once, I don’t hate my lame computer! :)


12 Responses to Imagine my delight!

  1. Natalie says:

    Yay for lame computer! Woohoo!

  2. Kiersten says:

    How fun! What a delightful surprise! Man, I wish I had ideas waiting in the wings…

  3. Jill Wheeler says:

    Sweet! Happy writing!

    Also, the word “delight” reminds me of banana splits, for some reason. And now I want one. 😛

  4. sraasch says:

    Awe, I wish ideas came that way all the time. Mysterious files just waiting to be opened…

  5. giddymomof6 says:

    That’s awesome! And so brings to mind that everything happens for a reason! Hmmm… very cool!

  6. Natalie-Woot!

    Kiersten-Don’t worry, by the time I get around to writing this new book, you will have probably had three inspirations that turn into three novels.

    Jill-Mmm . . . banana splits!


    Sara-It was rather mysterious. And quite cool. :)

    Jenni-I sure hope so!

  7. That’s so cool. I have several manuscripts that I’ve started, but I’m pretty positive none of them are any good. :)

  8. ~Jamie says:

    So, what really happened is your computer picked your next project for you. What if it’s your magic computer, and you can never get rid of it? Ten years from now we will have fancy computers and you will still have your magic muse computer. :)

  9. Candice-Well, the manuscript that I started is pretty bad. I’m not using it, but I am going to use the idea and outline. :)

    Jamie-What if it is?? And here I’ve been trash talking it to no ends. Uh oh. 😉

    Also, Hi! And Welcome. :)

  10. Becca says:

    I like the sound of “Erik” Ren… thats the Phantom of the Opera’s name…its also the name of the French guy I met in Paris (who I strolled along the Seine with…remember)…anyway, I’m glad you had a bright moment – I was worried about you (: Scrumps!!

  11. Kasie West says:

    Wow. That is a seriously awesome story. That will be great for all your interviews after it is written and sold.