Sitting here on the other side of yet another massive data loss, I’m reminded that writing has always been something of a dangerous act. Back when all books were hand written or typed out page by page and anything from a playful morning wind to a mishap with the morning coffee could destroy entire manuscripts in a second, I’m sure entire novels were lost to such slips of the moment.
Nowadays we’re blessed with word processors, digital saves and cloud based data storage, hell scrivener will even make redundancy saves for you every few minutes if you like – just in case. Still all of that technology can be just as easily foiled as more arcane methods once could, like a random power outage right when you’ve finished a complicated bit of plotting and right before you hit the save key.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to do everything that is humanly possible to back up your work!
Updates might be spotty for a while as I spend the time piecing my heart back together, pulling myself out of the depths of darkest despair and just generally moping.