Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pros and Cons of Using Google Docs

Google Docs is awesome. It allows you to share and collaborate in real time. It automatically saves every change you have ever made, so work is NEVER lost. It allows you to access your docs no matter where you are!

There's really no downside. Unless you are an idiot like me.

In that case, you might accidentally name your final draft the same name that you gave your very first draft. Then you might "Share" a draft with that name with your agent, only to realize and go into a panic because you think she is reading your first very rough, choppy, sloppy, disastrous mess.

And then you might have a complete freak out and make it worse by writing to her to try to explain it, when it fact, you actually sent her the correct final draft all along.

So, if you don't want your agent to think you are a lunatic, it might be better to avoid Google Docs altogether.

12 comments:

Shel said...

Aww, well at least it worked out.

I usually don't like to use google docs for my WIPs. I don't like the spacing it does automatically.

Tiffany Strelitz Haber said...

HAHA!! you didn't tell me that happened!

MG Higgins said...

Sorry to laugh at your expense, but that is pretty funny. I've never used Google docs and it sounds like a good solution for me--I use a few different computers and it would be a way to access my files from all of them. Thanks for the tip! (And the warning.)

Hardygirl said...

Ha! I love it!!

I will say that Google Docs is a great place to backup your work.

sf

Rebecca said...

Corey, you are hilarious!

Susan R. Mills said...

Glad it worked out in the end. I've tried Google Docs before with an employer. It didnt' go so well either.

storyqueen said...

Oh, this is my worst nightmare!

Shelley

Natalie said...

Eek. I think I'd die if anyone saw my first drafts, but an agent would be especially bad. I'm glad you sent her the right one and just thought you sent the wrong one.

Jennifer Major said...

Thanks! If I have get an agent, I will beware of google docs. i would totally do something similar!

Megan Abrahams said...

Very funny!
And thank you so much for following my blog. Delighted you added one more.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha! Too funny! :-)

Beth Coulton said...

All's well that ends well I say.....