My computer has been on the fritz, so last night I began organizing stuff on my laptop to burn to disk. I truly didn't realize just how much junk I had accumulated on this thing since I bought it. Aside from the massive amount of pictures, I found a fair amount of story ideas I'd given the old "fifteen minutes of fame" trick, as well as a handful of books that I'd written near to completion but never made it to the finish line.
Midway through my oraganize-athon, I paused to read over a contemporary I'd started ages ago. I hated the story when I was working on it - probably because there are no fangs or fur in it, to be honest - but going back through it, I discovered the beginning is clean as a whistle. Hmm.... I dragged it to the desktop, because I'm about halfway through a full length book on that one, and it's pretty good. I think I might tap away at it here and there just to see what happens.
On Sunday night I did a brainstorming session for a full length paranormal/fantasy romance single title. I wrote the first scene, which would probably be half the first chapter, and I see a lot of potential and possibilities in the storyline. In other words, I'd have to plot the bejeezus out of it to make sure it didn't end up all over the map. So maybe that's one to just tinker around with and write notes and snippets to compile until I get a concrete idea of what to do with it. It's definitely a keeper; it just needs focus.
Overall, of my old projects, I spared 4. It slims down the "to-do" list tremendously. I'd like to finish at least 1 of these by the end of the year. Hopefully my laptop will last that long. Here is what it looks like when the screen is fritzing:
I don't know if it's truly the ribbon cable going out or what, but it's damn annoying. Of course, my warranty expired this past April, so it's going to cost me bigtime if I end up taking this thing to Dr. Bulldog. :P Just in case, I've been browsing laptops. Please last until Santa comes, my precious...