Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Word for the day: Backup
In a novelistic turn of events, the day I started working, my computer stopped.
And before you ask, no, I had nothing saved. We'll see what the computer monkey can retrieve, but as of now I stand to lose:
89K words on this ghost assignment.
65K words on my next novel.
1 half-finished screenplay.
A fistful of short stories, pictures, plus all the other effluvia we save to our hard drives.
In my long life I've learned that clever people learn from their mistakes, smart people learn from others'.
As they say, it only has to happen once.