A couple of weeks ago, out of nowhere, I got a nasty virus in my laptop. I did a virus scan and cleaned up the computer, then ran another scan just to be safe. All seemed well, so I went back to my WIP.
I have a desktop in my office, which I work on during the day. At night I work on the laptop and transfer those files to my desktop so they'll be ready for me in the morning. Well, that night I was tired and neglected to transfer the files. You can guess what I found the next morning when I turned on the laptop to transfer the files. After spending several hours trying to get the computer to boot, I realized it was a lost cause.
A few days later I was able to retrieve most of my files from the hard drive. I held my breath as I looked through the files and was thrilled when I saw that all of my manuscripts and important documents were intact.
Now I'm breaking in a brand new laptop. It takes a lot of getting used to for me. I spend so much time on my computer that it's difficult to get used to a new one. So far so good, though. But I do miss my old one. And I make it a point to backup my files daily!
- I'm Susan K. Droney and I write in several genres: children's books, mainstream fiction, thrillers, mysteries, and sensual/erotic romances. I am published by Torrid Books, World Castle Publishing, and Devine Destinies. Please click on the book covers or visit my website at: http://susandroney.com to read reviews, excerpts or to order my books.