Insecure Writer's Support Group is exactly as the name says. Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and co-hosted by Sheena-kay Graham, Suzanne Furness and Laura Eno this month, writers come together every month to share their insecurities and support each other.
Today, though, I want to remind you about an aspect to writing about which we all should be insecure.
What happens if someone steals my computer? Or my house burns down. Or my computer over-heats and melts all the inner workings. Or a meteor falls out of the sky and destroys my book? Am I really safe? Really?
The reason why I'm asking is that someone broke into my house this morning. They only went as far as the office, but stole every single laptop in it.
Before I went to sleep last night, I'd thought about leaving mine there too. Luckily, I decided to get some late night blogging in and took it to my room.
Because NONE of my edit rounds since signing that contract have been backed up. Not. One. I would have had to start again.
So the smallest of mercies saved me the trouble, but I should have been prepared for that eventuality.
This morning, I bought myself 100GB on Dropbox so I can back everything up remotely. And I really want to make a point of regularly backing up my whole computer.
But since I know that we kind of forget those resolutions later, I want to ask you.