Why all the violence, GK?
Well. This is the second time it's made a manuscript I'd been editing--this one for days and days, with at least thirty notes that I could never remember, with notes that I promised my client TODAY, and today promises (like all days) to be quite busy without the added task of re-reading and re-assembling line-edit suggestions--DISAPPEAR. Note that there are still 27 pages of other manuscripts, safe and sound that, for all I care, can go POOF into the Kindle universe. (Yes, GK's breaking out the all-caps. You can tell this is bad.) But NO. It had to eat the ONE MANUSCRIPT I need today.
And "the Kindle ate my homework"--it just sounds, well...
Incidentally, though it's supposed to cycle through about twenty images of famous writers and/or birds, my Kindle seems stuck on a picture of Ralph Ellison, looking far too amused--in fact, I can't help but imagine that he's laughing at me for trusting the Kindle to not turn days of work into Invisible Manuscript.
So. It's okay. Much to my relief, I found the work again. Should this ever happen to you--if your work and notes seemingly disappear--I was able to find it again by beginning to type an unusual word in the manuscript and going to Search or Find or whatever it is. After it froze a few moments, I tried it again, and it worked--magically reappeared in the list.
If you had a frustrating device (such as, say, a Kindle) that you could replace for free, what would you do to it? Here's some inspiration (though the soundtrack, fair warning, is not kid or office appropriate):