…because I’ve lost the flash drive that I keep all of my writing on. And I mean ALL of my writing. Twenty-Five, The Death Effect, all of the drafts of novels I haven’t finished, ideas I’ve only written a few sentences of, my short stories, my poetry, EVERYTHING.
Now, normally this wouldn’t be such a huge deal, because I post everything on TNBW and it serves as my “back-up” in case something like this happens, but about a month or so ago I had a bit of a breakdown. I deleted everything from TNBW except for two short stories that I was entering into a contest, Twenty-Five, and The Death Effect. So the good thing is that Twenty-Five is all there. There may have been some editing I did without updating the site, but the whole book should be there. The Death Effect I think is almost completely there, but there may be one or two scenes that I hadn’t updated yet. Luckily, anything that isn’t on TNBW should be hand-written in one of my notebooks.
What bums me out is some of the poetry and short stories. There were some I didn’t hand-write but typed immediately. And I had all of my reviews from TNBW saved in separate documents for every project I ever posted. I won’t be able to get those reviews back if I can’t find my flash drive!
So, any ideas for the best way to back-up your writing should this ever happen again?