What am I going to do with all of this…source material?

We are on day 129 of 15 days to slow the spread.

Over the weekend, because it was too darned hot to even think about going outside, I spent some time organizing files. I cleaned out an assortment of thumb drives…I still didn’t find the almost complete novel I lost several years ago. And, I backed up the files on the PC to an external hard drive.

When you work daily on a PC purchased during the Bush Administration, you need to be diligent about file backup.

On a side note, there’s still tip jar in the sidebar. Just in case you want to be a blessing.

I digress.

While I was going through the files, I compiled an undisclosed number of files…undisclosed because I didn’t count them…into a folder called “Freelance.” I found all the files and research from when I fancied myself to be an up and coming copywriter.

Most of the work I did for content mills and it was not my best

Available in The Write Side Shop (click the pic).

It was, however, yet another reason that I know that I don’t want to do copywriting.

As I put file after file into the folder, I realized that I have a virtual treasure trove of source material.

I mean, I did a lot of work.

A. Lot. Of. Work.

And that didn’t even include the years of work from political blogging and editing an online magazine.

Let’s be realistic. We’d just as soon some of that stayed hidden lest the cancel culture Nazis set their sights on me.

I digress.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all of this material.

Much of it is out there on the web in stuff I’ve already written. Some carries my byline, most does not. That’s okay, I carried the paycheck.

But what to do with all of this research?

On another side note, what could I have done with my life if I’d spent it elsewhere?

That’s another post.

Or perhaps another novel.

What I know, or think I know, is that I now have all of these files in one place I have a great resource of information.

I’ll get around to cleaning them out, and maybe finding things that are useful.

Right after I finish the garage and the attic.

And the shed.

So much…source material.

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