The Death of a Post

I’m so very sad right now that I don’t even know where to start.

I spent two weeks honing a piece that I wanted to submit to a writing contest and in the blink of an eye it “vanished”.

It’s gone.

I bought an extra hard drive. I did everything to “save it”.

I hate PC’s.

If I could, I’d take a hammer to this computer. I would.

I’m so sad that I can’t even cry.

It’s stupid.

I know.

But I feel like I lost a piece of me…..how stupid is that?

There are so many things going on in the world right now that deserve my time and energy, and I’m sad because I “lost a piece of writing”…

Big deal, eh?

I was so proud of this piece. It was funny and well-written and I was sooo proud of it.

So very, very proud.

I felt like I finally wrote a piece of work that was actually worthy of people’s time and energy to read it and it’s gone…in the blink of an eye.

Oh well, I think I can finally cry tonight….Catch ya later.

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Lucie

After much encouragement and prodding by family, friends and professionals, I (a former Special ed. teacher and consultant from Northern Ca., who recently moved to the Olympic Peninsula of WA.) decided to take my FACEBOOK postings on my silly life with my life partner and 2 wacky cats and share them with a broader audience. I sincerley hope that I can bring a chuckle or two to all who enter my world when you read my blog. (Now let's hope that I can muster enough competence to figure out how to use this site in a reasonably competent fashion, so that I still have fun writing and others can actually "find me"!!!!) I wish all who enter "Lucie's World" much joy and laughter and ask that if I've touch your life in any way and made you giggle or smile, that you "pay it forward" for the week and share a moment or two of laughter with someone that you care about....

10 thoughts on “The Death of a Post”

  1. I’m sorry you lost your post. Aunt Lou. I don’t think, however, that you should feel badly for feeling badly. Feeling badly for things happening in the world doesn’t preclude us from feeling badly for our own trials. As humans we’re fortunate to be able to feel many emotions at once. Sadness is sadness; you’re welcome to experience it for as long as you need. Then you can resume feeling badly only for the rest of the world. 😉

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    1. Thank you, Sweetheart! You always DID have a heart bigger than your little body! Your old Auntie here got right back up and started writing the next day! (Still not a PC fan, but that’s a story for another day!) I think your “other Auntie” is thinking about looking at a Mac for me….more “user friendly” for the technologically impaired!! :)p Love you, Sweet Pea! Aunt Lucie 🙂

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  2. Of course you are heartbroken, Lucie. Any writer would be. I am sad, discouraged, angry, and moved to tears when I bumble about and lose a sentence or a paragraph (though I rarely cry when I forget the perfect word I thought of while showering.) I’ve never lost a polished piece, and I’m not sure I how I would recover from the pain of it. Please know I understand and care. Fondly, Janet

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Janet. Since I published the post this week, I’ve been feeling so ashamed and guilty for feeling badly over losing a “piece of writing”. It was one of those pieces that took over 16 days to write and was “just funny perfect”- from the intro to the end…oh well, I took Laura (Droege’s) advice and immediately wrote out what I remembered. It’s “not the same”, but it’s do-able. I’ll share it next week. And thanks, Kiddo, for your continued support. It’s highly appreciated! Hugs! Lucie

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  3. I’m so sorry, Lucie! It’s perfectly okay to grieve a piece of writing, IMO, because each piece that we pour our hearts into is a part of us and it represents a dream. Dreams die hard and painfully.

    P.S.: While it may be too soon to think about this, I’d gently suggest trying to re-write the piece; the pain you feel at the death of one version of it may heighten the comedic value of a second version. It may be too late to submit to the contest, but there are other contests and publications. If it’s too soon to think about doing a rewrite, you can pack up this idea and save it for a rainy day. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Laura….I know to some of my friends “losing a piece of writing” is really nothing in relationship to what’s going on in the world, but as a writer, you put your heart and soul in something and when it “dies”, it hurts…badly. This was one of those pieces that was technically difficult, but it finally “clicked” last night and everything was “contest ready”. I’m just heart-broken. And so very angry because it was “saved” on an extra hard drive, as well…My “Princess” tried all night to retrieve it…it’s gone…Thanks, Sweetheart. Your validation of “my loss” sincerely means a lot to me… ❤

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