I Owe My Soul to the Company Store


Most of you are much too young to understand what the title of this post is referencing.  🙂  I may not owe my soul to the Company Store, but before it’s done, I’ll owe it to Home Depot!  hee hee!

Being a new homeowner has had So Many Joys!  I love my little nest.  ❤  (The picture above IS of my cute little house, although the grass has started to come back and is greening up nicely.  This was the Realtor.com picture.)  I had no idea how Handy I would become, working around the house!  I’ve always considered myself self-sufficient, but I am learning things that I never knew that I would need to know!

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What a Mess!


It seems that with my off again, on again process of writing, I now have 4 versions of my novel.  What have I done? !!

The original version has some really great parts, but a weak back story.  So I started the novel over again from scratch!

Enter version #2.

This version has taken a completely different route from the original.  While having the same End Idea as the original, the route it has taken getting there is much darker than I care for.

At some point along the way, I started with a version that was saved from something previous.  I opened the wrong document when I started to write and I created version #3.

After vowing to Just Write The Damned Story, I’ve been making pretty good progress on my novel.  But I have discovered that I made the same error, opening the Wrong Damned Document.

So NOW I have 4 flipping versions of my novel!! Every version is just a little bit different, because every time I would sit down to write, I would just take off from the last sentence on the screen.  I never seem to go down the same path twice.

How to fix it?  I’ve been really frustrated about this the last couple of days.  I’ve got a lot of work involved in this mess.  But I think I’ve come up with a solution.

I’ve gone through and carefully looked at each version and renamed them Versions #1, #2, etc.  This should eliminate future confusion.  I think now I can copy and paste into a Master Version.  I hope.

It sounds like a good idea in theory.

What a mess!