Damn, I wish my computer files would stop getting lost!
A couple of months ago, I finally took all my old floppy disks, bought an external floppy drive since no computer I have access to has a floppy drive anymore, and converted the files and saved them to my external hard drive. Finally! I thought. I have all my computer files in one place!
I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to be releasing The Art Kids with a new cover and I wanted to make some revisions as well, and guess what I couldn’t find? ANY OF THE FILES OF THE PUBLISHED VERSION OF ART KIDS. Like, really? I definitely had at least two files, one formatted for Kindle Select Publishing and one formatted for Createspace. Do you think I could find either one of them? Or even the full cover Photoshop file? Nope. I have no idea where these things are. I have checked every flash drive I could find.
I was at the point where I had downloaded the Kindle edition and was prepared to update my most recent draft of Art Kids to match it – and that file was at least 7 years older than the published draft – and then I found in my emails a PDF of the original published file. I am pretty sure I made a few changes sometime in the past year, and yet… WHERE ARE THE FILES??? It’s even worse that this is the second time this has happened, the first being when I had to re-type the entire manuscript from a print copy I had made before publication.
Looks like my revision/cover update project will take a little longer than I had anticipated.
However, I’m feeling positive that I will be getting some projects done in this next year. I really love the new cover design for Art Kids, and I’m looking forward to update covers for the Wolf Point series as well.