Monday, May 27, 2013
And in this box are several disks containing old books I wrote that exist NO WHERE ELSE.
But they are completely inaccessible.
They are saved on disks no computer can open. Not only this size of disk but I wrote them using a Lotus Word Processing Program which was on my very first computer. A computer so old it didn't even have capacity to go online. When it died, the books died with them. The top book is Charlie Chambers ... a book about a child angel who goes to Cherub Academy to learn angel skills. It was my Christian response to Harry Potter.
I liked that book.
I'm sure it would need massive revisions. (I've gotten better!).
But there is no way to get it off this disk.
Add to that, the second title Angels Unaware is, I believe, a very rudimentary version of Calico Canyon when Charlie, the little trouble making boy who's adopted at the beginning is an angel who comes to help Grant Cooper with all his adopted children.
And to me, especially bad, Cowboy Preacher? I've got no idea what that is. What book that might be...
The dilemma? I should probably just toss them out, right? RIGHT?
I can't get them off the disk, so why save them. If I ever decide to revision Charlie Chambers, I'll just rewrite it.
As for Cowboy Preacher? Well, who knows what that might be. But if I forgot it, then it's probably not all that memorable.
It makes me sort of sad though.