I felt like I lost everything. The one in a million idea I thought would give me everything I ever wanted in life, was gone. Months of work went down the drain when we had to factory reset. I was devastated and didn't think I would ever be able to come up with another idea like that again. It took me two years before I was able to come up with anything else to write about. One idea stuck out in my mind, but could never do anything with it.
By 2008, my life took a drastic turn for the best (although I took it as the worst at the time). My relationship ended with my ex and I moved back home to Long Island. I had to start over from scratch with my life. I moved back in with my parents, my job botched my transfer and I was without a job.
There was one brightside to the situation. There was a desktop computer at my parents house that had an A Drive. I was able to work on the Phoenix Blade again. I pulled up the file for the first time in two years. There was only two feelings that ran through me. Happiness to see my work again, and anger at how my writing once was. Somehow I managed to improve my writing ability during those two years and one failed attempt at writing a different story. But now I felt rejuventated. I had my original writing idea back in my hands; ready to be remodeled to my current writing style. I felt alive again. I felt like a Phoenix.