Monday, April 18, 2011

Redundant Backup Is An Oxymoron

I've been procrastinating about this post because I'm embarrassed to admit this.  I've been in a major writing/blogging slump because a few months ago I hit the unlucky/stupid jackpot.  My computer had a virus and, while many files were saved, much of my writing was lost.  Fortunately, I had it all backed up on a USB flash drive - that got left in my pants pocket and washed - aka RUINED.

At first, I thought all was lost until I went to our old computer and did find a copy of my story.  The problem is it was about 1-2 years out of date.  So, I'm back to a raw draft - most of my edits lost and friends who've edited for me deleted their copies.  For now, I'll probably have to shelve this piece and, when I have time to write again, work on another project.  There are plenty of creative voices in my head.  I'm sure one of them has something entertaining to say.

Learn from my stupidity.  Don't just backup often, make a couple of backups to keep your work safe!


  1. Oh no! Sorry to hear about your writing loss. It's horror stories like this that give me nightmares-and remind me to back up my writing. Again. Everywhere I can. Thank you for that.

  2. Been there! Done that! Now have a flash drive close at hand to save every day's work and effort.