Monday, October 15, 2012

FEAR OF DELETION by Rolynn Anderson, author of FADEOUT

Dear Friends,
How many of you suffer from fear of deletion?  Now, I do save my files to a second hard drive and Mozy stores my documents in their cyber server, but the act of deleting is such a firm and final action, that I find myself unable to punch the “OK” button when I’m asked to do so...especially once I've read the computer God’s ominous message: “You will never, ever be able to retrieve the stuff you’re about to (stupidly) delete.”

How many of you have trouble emptying your computer trash?  Who amongst you has taken the trouble to sort your e-mail messages and dumped all but the most recent.  I CAN’T DO IT! 

Old copies of my precious novels, which barely resemble the completed and published iterations?  I still have them, taking a megabite each of storage space.  Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Anyone have a ritual or trick or pithy piece of advice for this file hoarder with delete aversion?  I need help!  Rolynn

BLURB for FADEOUT by Rolynn Anderson:
Jan Solvang has spent her life avoiding conflict and commitment. Six months ago, she left a marriage proposal and a job in Seattle to care for her dying mother. Now she's stuck with her mother's California house and her mother's dog, filling her mother's shoes as a memorial planner with her estranged father.

Roman Keller thrives on conflict, writing documentaries that reveal the flaws of the famous. Jan’s challenge is to help him write a positive eulogy for a grandfather he disliked, but Roman is more interested in her other client: a powerful attorney with a dark past his family wants buried with him. If Jan stands behind the family and Roman goes for the expos√©, who’s in danger and who wins?

The tension between them pulls tighter as each discovers the other is keeping secrets.  But if they tell the truth, will they destroy any chance for love?

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Josie said...

I definitely have the fear of deletion affliction. I have so many files and categories on my computer, I wonder sometimes if I can actually find anything when I need to. Thanks for the excerpt. Looks great!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Thanks, Josie. I'm also not so hot at labeling each file clearly, so I know it's what I'm looking for...sigh...I want to start all over again!

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I have found that once you get rid of something, that's when you need it. I hate deleting files, I save them on discs and the USB drives a couple of times. I think it goes back to the times you accidentally delete something a totally freak until you dig it out of the computer someplace, if you're lucky. My worse personality trait is to worry - and, I do it so well.

Mona Risk said...

I never delete anything. If the files get too old I save them in the folder under a sub-folder called Old. Paisley, I still have all your critiques and submissions from 10 years ago. LOL

Rolynn Anderson said...

Paisley, I like your idea of saving them to a thumb drive. LIkely we'll never access them, but at least you know they're somewhere!

Rolynn Anderson said...

I keep thinking someone will come after me to check if I really and truly wrote the books I wrote--and I'll prove I did by showing them all my drafts. Is that nuts?

morgan said...

I inadverently delete, lose, or misplace complete novels. It is a bad time at the homestead when I do. To help me out, I have Mozy cloud system. It saves everything on my computer five times a day. So even if I lose my computer, I have everything from years ago. I simply login and download it.