Not really. The industry taught that fossilization was a complete process;
From the beginning, partially-fossilized remains were obvious. You just make it up as you go, don't you?
For a very long time, graptolites and fossils in amber have been known, and are not rock.
Viewing the wreckage of your "soft tissue" story, I'm thinking the best thing for you to do is go learn a bit about it, and chalk it up to experience.