M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: Why Backups Are Important 02/14/15

Backup, backup, backup. This goes along with save, save, save your work as often as possible.

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Computer trouble can really kill a good writing session. My laptop has been on the fritz for a while. It overheats, the power cord overheats, and then while I’m in the midst of composing a beautiful scene, the whole thing shuts down. (Before all the computer people start offering me advice or telling to take it off my lap, it happens when it’s on a table too… The 2011 date it was made might have something more to do with it…)

I almost had an episode of great weeping and gnashing of teeth when the thing wouldn’t start for over 30 minutes.

Anywho, time to say thank goodness for a lot of things, which kept me from totally hitting the panic button. (i.e. Do these things to protect your data of your computer crashes.)

Store any file that has to do with writing or promotion on Dropbox (or something similar).

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