Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Brilliance Lost

I had a brilliant post all written and edited and lost my "darn" internet access. Do you think I saved before I lost my work? Nope. Apparently I am guilty of all kinds of new-author mistakes lately. So my advice for today's post: Save your work as you write it!! Save before the power flickers. Save onto a back up disc before your hard drive fails. Save save save.

I'll have to recreate my brilliant post for next week. In the meantime I have a quote for writerly people.

Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.--Ray Bradbury

3 comments:

Heather B. Moore said...

Love the quote. Sometimes the different between a published writer and an unpublished one, is exactly that: zest and gusto.

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Oh but doesn't blogger automatically save your brilliance, now? You might want to look in drafts. Sometimes I think I've lost it because my laptop battery goes out and lo and behold - it is saved for me!

Janette Rallison said...

Sorry about the lost blog!

And where can I buy some gusto?