lost words found

Very strange.

Those who follow me on facebook or twitter will already know that I stumbled upon a discovery last night… being some forgotten short stories I found in a folder on my notebook that I’ve not accessed in I don’t know how long. These being 5 short stories totaling around 43000 words, including one 10k story I don’t remember writing.

Well, I just went a-hunting… and found two more folders tucked away deep inside other folders… and they contain:

1 x short story of 14500 words I thought I had lost

1 x short story of 17000 words I remember, but had forgotten all about

1 x film script

1 x (short) stand alone novel, originally part of TMST, being 66000 words

1 x (short) stand alone novel, also originally part of TMST, being 55000 words

This is bonkers.

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6 Comments

    1. You never know. 🙂

      These pieces are on a notebook I bought back in early 2010, which I bought to use JUST for writing. It hasn’t stayed that way, but I do still tend to write my first drafts there.

      I must be close to having used (and broken) more than a dozen PCs and laptops over the last twenty years, so some things have gone missing and get forgotten.

      I have one story, a horror (which I pretty much don’t write anymore, but I liked that one), where the only file i can find has a word count of 6676, and yet that’s only the first third or so, as I’m pretty sure it ran to around 25k. I still have a couple of places to look for a hard copy, otherwise that’s “gone”.

      It’s funny, cos when I told my mum about the found stories she showed me a copy of another I’d printed for her years ago called “When Bobby Sang The Blues”, and I’d forgotten all about that, too. I might even borrow the hard copy and type it in to store. Same with the horror story if I ever find it.

      Plus, I know I have others which only exist in hard copy, including a novel which must run to 150k which I originally hand-wrote, and only exists in a fading hard copy.

      So many words over so many years. I’m kinda jealous of your one file (with others).

      Thanks for stopping by and talking. 🙂

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      1. You’ve been writing a lot longer than I– and I’ve learned the hard way to keep all my writing in one place. 🙂

        I hope we all get to read all that lost writing soon!

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  1. thanks. i’m sure there will be another short story collection eBook available soon (possibly two). that said, the current one isn’t exactly moving like hot-cakes. 😉

    and don’t forget to BACK-UP. every day if you can. i regularly put all my fiction on a memory stick. not every day, but close to it. daily is a good habit to get in, though.

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