As a Christian who lives in Wyoming, I walk the winding trails of the untamed west with my Creator and transfer the beauty and peace that surrounds me into pictures and story.
I dare all to not merely walk, but leap into God's country. To learn The Beginning and End, find your place in it, and search His Majestic Creation, and discover how the Wild meets the Forgiven.
I stare at
the screen in shock.I read the words over and over again.A
feeling of sheer panic washes over me as I admit that what appears is
not the manuscript from last night.My
heart sinks in defeat.Oh, no! My
computer rejected my edits!
stage… Raving Lunacy
every hidden realm in the computer for my lost words.I dig into the recycle bin, the hard drives,
the documents and picture files looking for the elusive data.No bits or bytes are to be found.Strands of hair fall by my chair and unkind
words caress the ceiling.My husband
listens to the moans and groans for a little while then asks the one question
I do not want to hear.
"Did you save
DID I SAVE THEM?Of course, I saved them!I always
save them!What kind of an airheaded
writer does NOT save their work?Do I
look like an airheaded writer?NO!Of course not, that is because I SAVE MY
WORK!(I did say raving lunatic,
right?)I did not eat them, my computer did!You know, those little green gremlins inside this
stupid flat laptop!
amazing how calm my husband remains in the midst of a crazy woman.He actually nods and watches me with deep,
brown eyes that express so many ways how sorry he feels for me.After gazing into those eyes a few moments, I
feel a peace settle in my soul and I calm.
I know I
have to get back in the saddle and re-edit everything that has been lost but
the wind is out of my sails.Not only
does my work schedule take most of my writing time, I just do not feel like doing it.This “glitch” happened at the worst possible
time!No one cares anyway if I finish
this book.Maybe I’ll just put it on the
shelf for a later time…
Wow!An amazing thing is happening today with fellow
writers!The “like-fest” with the Facebook author/writer pages is spreading like
wildfire on ACFW!My page went from nine
to ninety “likes” in one day and I feel more connected to the writing community than
ever before! The Lord is so good! I think I will start on those
edits.I really miss Timber Springs, anyway!
stage… "Get to bed, now! You have to work tomorrow!" (I’m coming,
honey!I just have to finish this
Psst! By the way, now I have a flash drive to save anything and everything I do. :)
Luke 19:10 “…for
the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." (A
little out of context but I thought it was very appropriate!)