Thursday, November 23, 2017

Back Up, Back Up!



No, my title is not asking you to move out of the way of the television set or something. ~grin~ This is more about learning a lesson from others’ mistakes.

As you may have read in my (many) previous mentions, November is National Novel Writing Month. Authors around the globe challenge themselves (and one another) to write fifty thousand words in a period of thirty days. For those interested in the math, that’s an average of 1,667 each day.

Some find it easy. Some of us struggle. Still others have a technical glitch and lose partial or even entire documents. I’ve been there. It’s not fun.

No Fair!
After commiserating with not one but two lovely authors who lost chunks of writing within the last few days, I realized my own recent failure to back up my work. So, the other night, I transferred everything written in Scrivener software into a Microsoft Word document. Then I emailed it to myself for good measure.

Have you created a backup of all your documents and digital photos recently?

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the United States!

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the reminder. I don't know how to back up, but I always upload my photos to Walgreens which is where I get them printed out, but I consider it free storage :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I hope the reminder helps. ~hugs~ I also have an external hard drive but the hardware is aging. I recommend multiple sources. Be well!

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  2. HAHA...I have not. If my desktop crashes I will lose years of photos. Need to get on that for sure. Hoping you have a great day today and Tillie is feeling better.

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    1. I hope you do so! And thank you for the kind sentiment. Our goofy cat is fine now, especially for one in her late teens (!). Hope you are well, my dear.

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  3. Nope, my stuff is not backed up. Of course, I haven't written anything in months...

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    1. What? You write amazing blog posts. You should save those, my dear. ~nods! You're awesome.

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