Yesterday I had an incident with my laptop.
The internal battery died. Again.
And…it took a day’s writing to the grave with it.
Auto recover did not auto recover even though it was set to save throughout the day every 10 minutes. The file wasn’t saved somewhere else in my computer.
It was gone. And let me just say…it sucked.
I don’t know what I could have done differently, but from now on I will make sure to hit save at least every half hour or so…just in case.
I lost a lot of good writing and even though I have great recall, I couldn’t duplicate some of the what made the passage I was working on ‘sing.’
So…today is just a blog about backing up your work. Computers are not incapable of error. You can’t always trust them. They are not always your friend.
Save your work. Back it up on a flashdrive. Email it to yourself. Print it out. SOMETHING.
Because once it’s gone it’s gone.