Friday, June 11, 2010
Back it up. And then back it up again.
And just for good measure back it up a third time. By now I hope that all of you writers have gotten into the habit of Ctrl S. You write a few sentences and then you Ctrl S. Right? You are doing that, right? Now how many different places are you backing it up? I was a good girl for a while. I would remember to back up both onto a memory stick (so I could take my books with me should the house burst into flames) but I was also remembering to make a back up on my external hard drive. Well guess what? I got lazy. And when you get lazy it costs. See that little pink thing up there in the left hand corner. That cute little pink memory stick. Yeah, well it died. And guess what? I have NO back up of three of my books. None. They are gone. Poof. Unless Mr. KCW can come home and work some magic on it, I have lost months and months of writing. And, because losing three books isn't bad enough, I've lost edits from even more. All because I was lazy.
And let's add insult to injury: It's my birthday. Oh joy!
I'm going to go cry now. But all of you other writers (and designers) take heed: back it up. And back it up again. And just for good measure back it up a third time.