Jean M. Cogdell asks us an important question: What would happen to your story in a fire? – Read what important advice she is giving us.
Or a flood, or should someone steal your computer?
I don’t know about you but, I’d have a freaking heart attack!
We’ve all know to back up our work. I do this religiously to an external hard drive. A hard drive that is in my closet, that would burn up with my laptop and house in a fire.
Geesh! Give me a minute while I bang my head on table.
September 15, 2016, the Associated Press reported about a fire. Nothing unusual about fires, they happen every day. Unless you are the victim. As was the case for Gideon Hodge a novelist that realized his only copies were on a laptop inside.
Mr. Hodge rushed past firefighters into the blazing inferno to save his computer.
Man dashes into house to save laptop, 2 completed novels from fire in New Orleans’ Broadmoor neighborhood BY MATT SLEDGE
So all of this got me…
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4 thoughts on “What would happen to your story in a fire?”
I myself use Google, e-mail, and flash drives. I tried Dropbox, but someone got into that one real fast and way too easy. They didn’t take anything as far as I can tell, simply saved something of their own in it, but still. I didn’t like how easy someone else got access to what was supposedly a private cloud service.
Dropbox is not the safest place on Earth. I therefore am very careful what I’m sharing with whom.
But to be honest: I bought myself an indestructible external hard disk to back up my data. If there was ever a fire in my house, you would find only ashes -and this hard disk.
Very good points made here. I have some of my work in Dropbox, but really, only what I’m currently working on. I’m going to look into this further. Thanks for the post.
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It was my pleasure to do so and I had hoped it would help others too! Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment too.