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Old 11-09-07, 12:54 PM   #1
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A Writer's Tragedy

I know there are a few writers here in foo land so maybe someone can help me out. Recently the harddrive ancient Pentium 1 computer that I do most of my writing on, went kaput. Through my buddies at Ga Tech I was able to recover almost everything on the drive except of course the novella that I worked 2 years on.

So here's my question. It's been submitted to a few places how bad would it be for me to call or write and ask for a copy?
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Old 11-09-07, 01:20 PM   #2
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not at all
explain what happened, they should understand your pain.

chances are they are people to, and like everyone else, they may have dropped the soap before
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And in the future, BACK UP YOUR DATA.
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Old 11-09-07, 01:27 PM   #4
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And in the future, BACK UP YOUR DATA.
True, true, true
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Old 11-09-07, 01:30 PM   #5
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And in the future, BACK UP YOUR DATA.
Dude, startrek did that. And what happened? They got an evil Data that almost destroyed the Universe/Federation/The Enterprise at least once a season?

Long story short, don't back up your Data.
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Depends on where and how long ago you submitted, but I'd be surprised if they still have a copy. Not saying anything about your writing b/c I don't know it, but the journal that I worked for in grad. school didn't keep the rejections around. Either way, it can't hurt to call and ask.
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Dude, startrek did that. And what happened? They got an evil Data that almost destroyed the Universe/Federation/The Enterprise at least once a season?

Long story short, don't back up your Data.
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