08 May Five Ways to Protect Your Writing from Zombies
My writer nightmare is about losing words. Am I the only one whos paranoid about this? I cant imagine the soul crushing despair of working on a book or a project for months on end and then having it all wiped out because I accidentally hit DELETE. Or because a nasty bug ate my computer. Here’s my list of things I do to avoid that apocalypse.
1. When we go somewhere – I hide my laptop in odd places in the house in case of robbers.
2. I carry a usb stick with me everywhere with copies of everything Im working on in case the house burns down and the computer goes up in smoke.
3. I created a storage email account and regularly email myself updated copies of writing work in progress in case somebody steals my purse with the usb in it.
4. I have a Dropbox account and store impt files in there too.
5. I regularly save everything onto a backup hard drive. I hide that hard drive in different random places. Then I forget where I hid it..but its still a good idea!
Things I Havent Done but I Probably Should.
1. Get a safety deposit box somewhere like in the movies. Leave instructions for it in my will. (Which I dont have. Because Im too busy/lazy/young to make a will dammit.)
2. Dig a hole in the ground, line it with waterproof stone and store files in it. Maybe a hole on a hill like Cumorah…
3. Go hardcore and tattoo info and entire books all over my body like that cute and clever dude in Prison Break.
What do you do to backup your files and save them from robbers/viruses/fires/earthquakes/zombies? Please share your ideas!