From the Editor:
By Lazette Gifford
Copyright © 2009 by Lazette Gifford, All Rights Reserved
Yes, we've all heard
it at one time or another... the dreaded sound of a crashing hard
drive. It almost inevitably happens right before something important
you really have to get done like the science report you should have
turned in a couple days ago, the synopsis the agent would like as soon
as possible... the 50th Issue of an ezine you've been trying to put
together for a couple weeks already....
If you are lucky and
wise, you will have everything backed up.
I was mostly
lucky and wise. I had almost everything backed up. Unfortunately, the
most important thing -- the email -- didn't care if I had backed it up
or not, it just was not going to open on the new, lovely replacement
computer. I could hear the old computer laughing at me as I tried to
cajole it into letting me at least view the information, if not copy it
off to a thumb drive. The old computer came through for me, and
it's still holding on. But the new one is lovely, fast and fun.
I think I eventually
got all the material off the old computer, but I may have lost some of
the pieces. If I missed something you sent me, I apologize.
This is the last
piece I have to write for this issue. I find myself lingering over it,
as though four days late with posting Vision isn't enough. As if there
is something more I should say; something wise, uplifting, and exciting
because this is the 50th issue, after all.
But I think I'll just
leave you with the words many of us have found ourselves saying at the
end of a difficult writing-related endeavor:
I'm done! I'm done!
What do I work on next?