What a disasterous time I have had with my laptop. It died. Dead! It gobbled up my data and shutdown completely. My computer guy told me there was very little hope of retrieving the data but he mananged. I trust him and he never charges a fortune, so I know he was genuine with his concerns. It was a nail-biting time.
Sadly, I wrote two chapters the night before the dreadful day, and they were not backed up to my external drive. Memory kicked in as best it could and I rewrote them. The main draft was backed up to the external drive and once I got to grips with the new computer, I was happily writing again. The new computer is a pc. It is geared up to my writing needs and has a professional office package.
Silly me didn’t save the workshop outlines I created for the Just Write It! workshop (win a free place), I am attending in November. I am one of the writers helping others follow their dream, and hope I can entertain and help them achieve their goal. However, not saving was a blessing in disguise as I had new ideas, more interesting ones. So my days are now spent creating the plans and finishing the novel. Oh, and tweaking the novel cover. I am extra-careful with my back ups nowadays!
Thank you to all who have purchased my books, you keep me sane and in pocket money. I truly am lucky with the kind reviews, emails and messages I receive.