Paranormal/Fantasy Romance Author

Ack!

My computer is trying to give me a heart attack. I finally got the beginnings of two books finished so I could move on — this is important since it was holding me back until this point — and then MS Word froze. I almost started crying.

When did I last save?
Will the save take?
How much did I write?
Will I remember it all if I have to write it again?
WTF?!!!

Then MS Word asked if I wanted to try recovering the documents and submit a report. Screw the report! Give me back my shit!

And the good news is I didn’t lose anything. *sigh*

I created a backup disc with the quickness and saved a current copy to my phone. Man, if all of my work from this weekend had disappeared, the people of Baltimore, MD would have saw a UFO because I would have chucked that netbook into the upper atmosphere.

Stupid MS Word freezing on me like that. *grumble grumble*

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2 thoughts on “Ack!

  • pj schnyder says:

    Heart attack! Yeah – that's why I have an external hard drive and regular back ups. But still, in the middle of a writing session you could lose a lot of stuff!

    *hugs* I'm glad you got your stuff back.

  • Oh I do. I have an external and my current WIPs are on my smartphone and I do backup discs as well.

    It also helps to shut down the computer every now and again rather than setting it to hibernate.

    😛