Thursday, May 17, 2012

Grrrr....

Remember that one time when I said I was back from a blogging break? Yep. I remember it too. Well, Tuesday night our computer died. Our new one will be here on Saturday hopefully. I just want to remind everyone to back up your work on a flash drive. You never know when your computer might fail you. Have you ever lost your work? I would have had a heart attack I think...

15 comments:

Leslie Pugh said...

That is scary! I think I'd have a heart attack too if I lost everything! So thanks for the reminder.

Enjoy your new computer though!

S.P. Bowers said...

I lost my book once. Fortunately I had barely started and it was only about 30 pages. Still I was pretty upset.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Did your hard drive blow up?

Jess said...

Yes, I've lost work WAAY too many times! One time, I was editing a chapter and I got the entire thing done! The next day, I looked at the document, and all the change's I'd made were gone. I was frustrated, but I just thought 'well, this thing happens to everyone at times', so I so I re-edited it and all was well. Until I re-opened it again.

That continued on three times, and it was so frustrating! Luckily, I figured out that I wasn't saving it right and I've FINALLY finished that chapter!

Jenny Morris said...

My husband bought a flash drive for me and said I had to. I guess he didn't want to live with me if I lost all my work.

Good luck with the new computer!

Kelley Lynn said...

BUmmer about the computer!

I've been MIA from the blogosphere this week too. Not intentionally though. Is it really Thursday already???

Jessie Oliveros said...

I did, and spent too much money recovering my hard drive. Which reminds me...it's been too long since I've backed up my book.

Jessie Humphries said...

I am not going to answer that without being able to knock on some wood! No lost data here! :)

Christine Rains said...

Oh no! I know the feeling though. I lost fifty pages of a manuscript once. That reminds me, I should back up my stuff!

Leslie Rose said...

I'm a maniacal backer-upper. Once you get stung you form an unnatural attachment to your thumb drives.

Patti said...

I was just thinking about this the other day. I think I might store things on my work computer, they back things up every couple of days.

Emily R. King said...

Ouch! I hope you can save something off your hard drive.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Our hard drive is fine. It was the power supply and the motherboard. Thank goodness!! Still sucks though. :(

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Oh scary! I think I'll email myself today!

Tanya Reimer said...

Back up. Yes. I am on top of that, all over it. Good luck!

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